The International Oil Spill Response Technical Seminar brought together over 150 representatives of national government, oil industry and oil spill response companies and shows China is beginning to take oil spill preparations seriously. A variety of topics were discussed in various sessions including legal, management, and engineering issues. For example the International Maritime Organization presented on… Read more »
A now more than 12 alarm fire erupted within the past hour in Ojai, California (in western Ventura County). The incident was reported at 8:35 a.m. near Highway 150 and Topa Lane roughly here ( 34.438417°, -119.132719°): The incident was originally thought to be a burning oil derrick, but subsequent reports have clarified that it is instead a… Read more »
Every two years the Olympic Games roll around and we are treated to endless commentary and an amazingly small amount of actual sport (at least on NBC Universal Channels that have a stranglehold on U.S. broadcasts via their $7.75 billion contract). Outside of the NBC hype machine, we have seen a pattern in recent years of… Read more »
Yet another start of the summer and yet another pipeline break on the south coast.
A few weeks ago saw me up in Simi Valley speaking to folks from young to old about what began last May 19 at Refugio Beach. I always enjoy giving one of our monthly installment of the CSU Channel Islands Library Lecture Series, an array of public lectures held across Ventura County open to all comers. This presentation had… Read more »
For the past several days we have been seeing unusually heavy oil deposition along the beaches in Summerland, centered just below Lookout Park. While we have been in a period of higher than normal seep activity for the past year or so, this tarring event seems beyond a mere seep event. This smacks of some… Read more »
See our oil spill size comparison in our research section.