STAFF BLOG EVERYTHING ELSE BY FORUM REPORTER J. SHANE MERCER Oil sheen spreading from Gulf platform explosion off Louisiana coast
A mile-long oil sheen spread Thursday from an offshore petroleum platform burning in the Gulf of Mexico off Lousiana, west of the site of BP's massive spill.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Coklough... Posted on 9/2/10 at 4:39 PM
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Trouble in the Gulf Part 3: Regaining Paradise
As you read this, the first of perhaps 10 million waterfowl that winter in Louisiana's coastal wetlands are flying south. Each year, fewer acres of marsh and barrier-island habitat await them. This ye... Posted on 8/31/10 at 9:38 AM
Delays in Exxon Mobil Corp.’s response to a major pipeline break beneath Montana’s Yellowstone River made an oil spill far worse than it otherwise would have been, federal regulators said in a new report.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
, January 03, 2013
Delays in Exxon Mobil Corp.'s response to a major pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made an oil spill far worse than it otherwise would have been, federal regulators said in a new report.
Federal prosecutors brought the first criminal charges Tuesday in the Gulf oil spill, accusing a former BP engineer of deleting more than 300 text messages that indicated the blown-out well was spewing far more crude than the company was telling the public at the time.
Authorities say people who have reported an oil spill on a North Dakota lake are likely mistaking algae for oil.
Three Affiliated Tribes emergency services director Cliff Whitman said his office has received several calls about the material in the water on Lake Sakakawea near New Town.
A hearing will likely be held to address $588,371 in fines assessed to Halek Operating ND, LLC for alleged improper cleanup of an oil leak near Dickinson in April, according to the North Dakota Industrial Commission.
“Our records show that 10 percent or less was actually cleaned up. I don’t know how much has biodegraded at this point, but cleanup operation didn’t pick up very much of it,” said Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms.
By Ashley Martin , Forum Communications Co.
, July 23, 2011
Damage around a North Dakota oil well site where officials believe floodwaters shifted a storage tank, causing at least 900 gallons of oil to spill into the Missouri River, does not appear to be significant, state health department officials said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It will likely be months before investigators know what caused an ExxonMobil oil pipeline to rupture near Billings, Mont., spilling about 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, a federal safety official said Thursday.
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