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Oil Spill Cleanup Continues Off Texas Gulf Shore - Houston Ship Channel To Remain Shut 'Until Clean Water Is Assured'

Sun, 2014-03-23 17:30
TEXAS CITY, Texas (Reuters) - Four skimming boats surrounded a partially submerged barge on Sunday at the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel, working to clean up fuel spilled from the vessel into Galveston Bay after a Saturday collision with a cargo ship, according to a Reuters eyewitness. The Houston Ship Channel remained shut on Sunday to contain the environmental damage and prevent ...

Oil spill clean-up impedes US ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 17:15
All shipping between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways has been halted after an oil spill.

Oil spill cleanup efforts continue off Texas Gulf shore

Sun, 2014-03-23 14:55
By Terry Wade TEXAS CITY, Texas (Reuters) - Four skimming boats surrounded a partially submerged barge on Sunday at the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel, working to clean up fuel spilled from the vessel into Galveston Bay after a Saturday collision with a cargo ship, according to a Reuters eyewitness. The Houston Ship Channel remained shut on Sunday to contain the environmental damage and ...

Oil spill cleanup efforts continue off Texas Gulf shore

Sun, 2014-03-23 14:55
By Terry Wade TEXAS CITY, Texas (Reuters) - Four skimming boats surrounded a partially submerged barge on Sunday at the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel, working to clean up fuel spilled from the vessel into Galveston Bay after a Saturday collision with a cargo ship, according to a Reuters eyewitness. The Houston Ship Channel remained shut on Sunday to contain the environmental damage and ...

Oil spill impedes US ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 14:41
An oil spill has blocked traffic between the Gulf of Mexico and the Houston ship channel.

Texas oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel, threatens wildlife

Sun, 2014-03-23 13:36
Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said.

Oil spill cleanup underway after barge, ship collide

Sun, 2014-03-23 12:52
The U.S. Coast Guard says an estimated 900,000 gallons of oil on the damaged barge has been removed and they are now working to get skimmers on the water to remove the oil that spilled near the Texas City Dike.

Galveston oil spill backs up Gulf of Mexico traffic

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:44
Galveston oil spill: Crews cleaned and attempted to contain an oil spill in Galveston Bay Sunday. It's unclear exactly how much oil was spilled from a barge carrying nearly a million gallons Saturday.

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:31
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked the movement Sunday of about 60 ships, including three cruise ships, between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways. Officials believe only one of the barge's tanks — which holds 168,000 gallons — was breached, though Coast ...

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:10
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — The Coast Guard says that the cleanup of a Texas oil spill is blocking the movement of about 60 ships in or out of the Galveston Bay, including three cruise ships.

Cleanup of oil spill in Galvenston Bay backs up Gulf of Mexico traffic

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:00
Crews cleaned and attempted to contain an oil spill in Galveston Bay Sunday. It's unclear exactly how much oil was spilled from a barge carrying nearly a million gallons Saturday.

Crews mopping up oil spill in Texas' Galveston Bay

Sun, 2014-03-23 09:18
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked traffic Sunday between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways, affecting all vessels, even cruise ships.

Vital Houston oil tanker routes shut amid spill cleanup

Sun, 2014-03-23 07:11
TEXAS CITY, Texas (Reuters) - The closure of major Texas shipping channels that deliver crude to more than a tenth of the nation's refining capacity was set to run into a third day and could continue through the week as crews were still working on Sunday night to clean up after an oil spill.        

Oil Spill Cleanup Impedes Major Texas Ship Channel

Sat, 2014-03-22 21:41
Oil spill cleanup blocks traffic to Texas ship channel; residue 12 miles out in Gulf of Mexico

Guest: Promises broken by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 25 years later

Sat, 2014-03-22 21:27
As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska on March 24, recall the history of previous industry promises made and broken, writes guest columnist Richard Steiner.

Next phase of Gulf oil spill trial set for 2015

Sat, 2014-03-22 18:48
A federal judge has set a tentative trial date next year to consider federal Clean Water Act penalties that BP could face for the millions of gallons of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 Deepwater...

The State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Beach Pollution Report for Friday, March 21, 2014

Sat, 2014-03-22 15:17
The following is a summary of the 3/21/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this [...]

Next Phase of Gulf Oil Spill Trial Set for 2015

Fri, 2014-03-21 14:46
3rd phase of BP oil spill trial set for early next year; this one deals with penalties

Next phase of Gulf oil spill trial set for 2015

Fri, 2014-03-21 14:41
A federal judge has set a tentative trial date next year to consider federal Clean Water Act penalties that BP could face for the millions of gallons of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the ...

BP returns to Gulf of Mexico nearly 4 years after ban

Fri, 2014-03-21 09:00
Oil supermajor BP took its first step Wednesday toward returning to offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after a drilling moratorium put in place following the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Four years after that tragedy, officials say the region is still a centerpiece of the US energy portfolio.
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