Oil Spill

Crash Causes 25-Ton Oil Spill Near Manville
More than 25 tons of hot oil spilled into a creek bed after a rollover crash north of Manville on Tuesday, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Vincent McGuire, 26, of Wheatland was driving a tractor tanker trailer on Wyoming Highway 270 when it rolled near mile post 105, according to the news r…
Oil Spill Drill Held Last Week
People, fish and other critters don’t want an oil spill to happen on the North Platte River, and energy companies, environmental agencies and first responders don’t want to see one, either. So last Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency, Spectra Energy and more than 20 differen…
Federal Judge Urged To Approve BP Settlement
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and a team of attorneys are urging a federal judge to give final approval to a proposed class-action settlement of economic damage claims after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is hearing arguments Thursday from lawyers who negot…
Exxon: Yellowstone Spill 1,500 Barrels, Not 1,000
                      Exxon Mobil has upped the amount of oil that spilled last summer into the Yellowstone River near Billings Montana. Listen Here, Exxon Mobil officials now say 1,509 barrels of oil spilled into the Yellowstone River during a …
Shell Oil Spill Off Nigeria Likely Worst In Decade
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An oil spill near the coast of Nigeria is likely the worst to hit those waters in a decade, a government official said Thursday, as slicks from the Royal Dutch Shell PLC spill approached the country’s southern shoreline. The slick from Shell’s Bonga field h…
BP Settles With Maker Of Failed Blowout Preventer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cameron International, the maker of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer that failed to stop last year’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has agreed to pay $250 million to BP under a legal settlement, BP said Friday. BP said it was “in their mutual …