By Sam Olukoya The Associated Press Sat., Jan. 12, 2019 LAGOS, NIGERIA—An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Saturday. Hundreds of people have died in similar accidents in recent years in Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, as impoverished people risk their lives to collect fuel leaking from pipelines or trucks. “We have recovered 12 corpses and taken 22 persons with serious burns to hospital,” police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo told The Associated Press. She said the blast occurred Friday evening in Odukpani in Cross River state in the southeast. But some residents put the death toll closer to 60. “The police only recovered a few corpses, many of the other dead were burnt to ashes,” witness Richard Johnson told the AP. Article Continued Below He said about 60 people were inside a pit scooping fuel when the … [Read more...] about Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes
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By Holly Lake iPolitics Thu., Jan. 10, 2019 After 33 years at the bottom of the North Atlantic, the Manolis L still hadn’t given up all her secrets. In the wake of a salvage effort this past summer that removed the oil from the sunken vessel off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, it turns out there was more on board than officials realized. At a news conference Thursday in Gander, Scott Simms, MP for Coast of Bays — Central — Notre Dame, announced that 208,769 litres of oil was removed from the shipwreck — enough oil to fill 1,313 oil barrels. A technical assessment that was done before work began had estimated there would be between 115,000 and 150,000 litres in the vessel’s holds. During the removal operation, which involved a 145-person response team and multiple vessels, 14 of the tanks on board the Manolis L were pumped and flushed. Given the harsh environment and short weather window in which to get the work done, it was … [Read more...] about More oil recovered from NFLD wreck than expected: Coast Guard
Middle EastHouthis Mystery surrounds alleged rebel attack on Saudi ship in critical Bab el-Mandeb Strait By Stephen Bryen July 28, 2018 4:39 PM (UTC+8) Share Tweet Linkedin Print Email Share 0 Comment 0 Saudi Arabia has suspended its oil tanker transits through the Red Sea after one of them reportedly was hit by Houthi fire. According to some reports the damaged tanker, which did not leak oil, was being taken to a nearby Saudi port for repairs. Kuwait is also likely to suspend oil-tanker transits through the Bab el-Mandeb strait. The Houthis are fighting Saudi-led coalition forces for control of the strategic Red Sea port city of Hodeida. Hodeida, which is near the Bab-el-Mandeb, is a strategic city for Yemen. More than 70% of its imported supplies, including famine relief and medical aid, flow through the port. For the Saudis and their allies, controlling the port is important in order to stop the Yemeni rebels from affecting the … [Read more...] about Did the Houthis sink a warship or hit an oil tanker?
By The Associated Press Sun., June 24, 2018 DOON, IOWA—An estimated 870,619 litres of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesperson Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock River. Williams had earlier said 33 oil cars had derailed. Nearly half the spill — an estimated 378,530 litres — had been contained with booms near the derailment site and an additional boom placed approximately 8 kilometres downstream, Williams said. Skimmers and vacuum trucks were being used to remove the oil. Crews will then use equipment to separate the oil from the water. “In addition to focusing on the environmental recovery, ongoing monitoring is occurring for any potential conditions that could impact workers and the community and so far have found no levels … [Read more...] about Train carrying oil from Alberta derails in Iowa, causing massive spill
Police said the accident happened at 11:30am on the Kabin Buri-Nakhon Ratchasima road near a Muang Kao school in Tambon Muang Kao of Prachin Buri's Kabin Buri district. The tanker flipped over after it fell into the middle of the road, causing the oil to gush out. The Tambon Muang Kao had to dispatch a fire engine to be on standby for fear that the leaked oil would catch fire. Diesel is non-flammable. Residents and passers-by used small containers to trap gushing oil and take home. The oil tanker driver, Chalongchai Wichitthirakul, said he was transporting the oil from Rayong to a client in Nakhon Ratchasima's Phimai district when the accident occurred. He claimed that a pickup truck changed lane to cut into his front, prompting him to swerve to the right and hit the lamppost. The oil company said it would send a team to clean the leak. … [Read more...] about 16,000 litres of diesel leaks in Prachin Buri