The three men on trial in Spain for the country’s worst environmental disaster have today been acquitted by a Spanish court. The three accused men, Apostolos Mangouras, the tankers chief engineer Nikolaos Argyropoulos and Jose Luis Lopez-Sors, the serving head of the Spanish Merchant Navy at the time of the incident, were all facing up to 12 years imprisonement but were found not guilty of any criminal responsibility in the sinking. Ar... Read more
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Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced last week that it plans to apply for permits to explore for oil in the Chukchi Sea’s off Alaska in 2014. The oil multinational was beset by both equipment and weather problems in 2012 when exploring the Arctic, but they remain undeterred in their plans to drill for the estimated 12 billion barrels of recoverable oil that lay beneath the depths of the Chukchi Sea. Shell’s Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry,... Read more
Yellow Shield are pleased to announce the launch of our best ever range of absorbent products that provide even greater quality and unsurpassed value for money. We have developed our already comprehensive range of absorbents and have created both an Economy range and Premium range to meet all spill control requirements no matter what type of industry you are involved in. The dual range is intended to allow you to purchase an absorbent that is specific to your requirement and delivers real value for money. Economy ran... Read more
A task force, known as the Pacific Sates/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force, comprising of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii, are meeting in Seattle this week to consider emerging issues in energy and the best methods for protecting the Pa... Read more