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Bapco achieves oil spill test success

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), in collaboration with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), conducted a simulated emergency situation exercise to test preparedness and responsiveness in dealing with oil spills. Held at the Oil Spi

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Oily gunk found in Louisiana 3 years after BP spill

The amount of oil found on Louisiana's coast has surged this year, three years after BP's Macondo spill in the US Gulf of Mexico, the state's Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority said.   Som

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Gulf oil spill sparks high alert in Bahrain

Bahrain is on high alert following a massive oil spill in the Arabian Gulf, which was deliberately caused by an Indian ship, a report said. Desh Shanti was caught dumping oil near Iranian waters on Tuesday after ignoring official

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Oil spill in N Cyprus threatens wildlife, tourism

Clean-up efforts were underway after a tanker spilled more than 100 tonnes of fuel oil near a pristine coastline in northern Cyprus, threatening wildlife and tourism facilities, officials said on Wednesday. The spill occurred earl

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Oil spill tackling focus for Mena forum

New regulations that enhance the preparedness levels to tackle oil spills will be the main agenda for the upcoming Oil Spill Preparedness, Response and Recovery Mena 2013 conference in Abu Dhabi. The event will run from June 16 to

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Texas joins flood of states suing BP

Texas has joined the crowd of Gulf of Mexico states to file suit against BP, Halliburton and others for their role in one of the worst oil spills in the US history. The complaint in US District Court in Beaumont, Texas, alleges th

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BP's profit tumbles 54pc on oil spill impact

British energy giant BP said its net profits slumped by more than half in 2012 to hit $11.58 billion compared to $25.7 billion the year before as the company felt the impact of asset sales, writedowns and charges related to the Gulf of Mexico di

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Transocean to pay $1.4bn for role in BP oil spill

Transocean agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle U.S. government charges over BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and the rig contractor admitted that its crew on the Deepwater Horizon was partly responsible. Transoce

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BP to pay $4.5bn penalty over oil spill

BP will pay $4.5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to felony misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster that caused the worst offshore oil spill in the US history, it said yesterday. The settlement includes a $1.256 billion

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Iran plans 'oil spill to block Hormuz Strait'

  Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief has drafted a plan to cause an environmental disaster in the Strait of Hormuz to block seaborne oil exports with the goal of removing economic sanctions imposed on Tehran, the weekly Der Sp

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