Oil spill News – the latest from Al Jazeera

Middle East

Emergency teams battle to contain oil spill off Kuwait

Oil analysts estimate about 35,000 barrels of crude may have leaked into waters near a Kuwaiti-Saudi offshore oilfield.

Emergency teams battle to contain oil spill off Kuwait

Environment

US and Canada prevent oil drilling in Arctic waters

Obama made the move under an obscure provision of a 1953 law with no way for future presidents to roll it back.

US and Canada prevent oil drilling in Arctic waters

Nigeria

Shell sued in UK for 'decades of oil spills' in Nigeria

More than 40,000 Nigerians demand action from Shell to clean up oil spills that have devastated communities for decades.

TechKnow

Oil in the Arctic

What are the potential risks of oil drilling in the Arctic and how prepared is the world to handle a catastrophic spill?

Environment

BP ordered to pay $20bn over 2010 oil spill

US federal judge approves settlement that covers environmental damage and other claims by five states along Gulf coast.

BP ordered to pay $20bn over 2010 oil spill

Environment

Another year, another major oil spill in Peru

The 20th leak in just five years from a pipeline owned by state oil firm leaves indigenous communities distrustful.

Oil spill

Peru declares emergency after oil spill hits rivers

Communities told not to eat fish after pipeline burst pours 3,000 barrels of crude oil into Chiriaco and Morona Rivers.

Oil spill

Nigeria impounds Saro-Wiwa memorial art bus

Bus artistically designed to commemorate 20 years since the environmentalist's execution held up by Nigerian government.

Nigeria impounds Saro-Wiwa memorial art bus

Africa

Shell accused of lying over Nigeria oil spill clean-up

Oil company accused of making false claims about extent of clean-up operations and urged to do more for those effected.

Shell accused of lying over Nigeria oil spill clean-up

Environment

Activists pipe up against US oil-transport plans

Enbridge Energy is eyeing a major pipeline in Minnesota state, but the project faces fierce environmental opposition.

Activists pipe up against US oil-transport plans

My Nigeria

I remember the day... an oil spill changed my life

A Nigerian fisherman remembers the day an oil spill destroyed his livelihood, and the day he was compensated for it.

I remember the day... an oil spill changed my life

Environment

BP agrees to historic settlement over oil spill

British energy company says it will pay up to $19bn for damage caused by Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago.

BP agrees to historic settlement over oil spill

Environment

California deploys hundreds in oil spill clean-up

Ecosystem under threat after 2,500 barrels of crude oil leak from Santa Barbara pipeline.

Environment

California declares state of emergency over oil spill

Move by governor Jerry Brown over spill off Santa Barbara County frees up funding and resources to help in clean-up.

California declares state of emergency over oil spill

Oil spill

Drenched in oil: Nigerians demand Shell spill clean-up

Compensation was paid for the devastating 2008 spills that soaked the delta, but clean-up hasn't begun six years later.

Drenched in oil: Nigerians demand Shell spill clean-up