As the trial to resolve the remaining civil litigation of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico opens, DW has a closer look at the stories and environmental issues surrounding oil drilling around the world.
Oil giant BP says the clean-up following the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been a success, but many fishers disagree. As the trial to resolve the remaining civil litigation opens, DW visits communities affected. (25.02.2013)
Though little visible evidence remains of the oil that gushed into sea when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, it could still cause environmental problems. Some clean-up efforts were likely not helpful, scientists say. (24.02.2013)
"Once-in-a-generation" oil and natural gas fields apparently lured the Royal Dutch Shell company into ignoring clear dangers about drilling in the Alaskan Arctic. It could soon be paying the price. (11.01.2013)
An oil drill ship owned by Shell has run aground on an island off the coast of Alaska. It is carrying 150,000 gallons of diesel and about 12,000 gallons of lube oil and hydraulic fluid. (01.01.2013)
Arctic experts are calling for more research as British energy giant BP and Russian oil company Rosneft eye new offshore drilling opportunities in the fragile north. (26.10.2012)
In response to strengthened sanctions, Iran is reportedly planning a targeted oil spill in the Strait of Hormuz, according to newsmagazine Der Spiegel. But in doing so, the country would only harm itself. (18.10.2012)
The trial over the largest oil spill in Spain's history has begun, ten years after the Prestige sank off the Iberian coast. Critics argue high-level government officials are not being held accountable for the disaster. (16.10.2012)
In a landmark legal case, Nigerian farmers are suing the oil giant Shell in a Dutch court, asking judges to order the company to clean up environmental damage it is claimed was caused by leaking pipes. (11.10.2012)
British energy giant BP's second-quarter figures speak volumes about how hard the firm has been hit by low oil prices. But more charges arising from a 2010 oil spill disaster have also taken their toll.
A judge in New Orleans has granted final approval to a settlement over BP's massive 2010 oil spill. The Deepwater Horizon rig explosion killed 11 workers and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
In Nigeria's Ogoniland, which has long been synonymous with pollution at the hands of Shell, an UNEP program is poised to help clean up. But the locals want faster help for themselves and their families.
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