Venice (Louisiana): US president Barack Obama heads to Louisiana on Sunday to rally faltering efforts to protect its vulnerable shores from a giant oil slick which is threatening environmental and economic catastrophe.

President Barack Obama planned to visit the US Gulf Coast on Sunday to assess the response to a massive oil slick that keeps growing and creeping toward American shores from Louisiana to Florida.

BERHAMPUR: Oil spill from a coal-laden ship at Gopalpur port on Monday night has triggered panic and environmental concern. Around nine tonnes of oil is spreading in the area. The slick has spread to Rushikulya mouth and there are apprehensions that it may enter Chilika posing danger to the marine life.

A pusher tug, a small barge that propels a bigger vessel, drowned in the Hooghly near Prinsep Ghat on Friday night, releasing oil into the river.

SMIT Singapore Private Limited (SSPL), the Singapore based salvage company, has commenced its salvage operations for the removal of oil from the sunken vessel M V Asian Forest, after five months and 10 days, on Tuesday.

GUWAHATI, Dec 20: The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the one of the major player of the country in energy sector which contributes 77 per cent of India

It is a bird sanctuary and the State

Nigeria has failed to regulate its oil industry adequately, fuelling anger in the Niger Delta by leaving communities exposed to the effects of oil spills, gas flaring and waste dumping, Amnesty International said.

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A syndicate is reportedly active in supplying adulterated fuel oils in different fuel sales points in the Khulna city and also many rural areas of the district.
Members of the syndicate collect adulterated fuel oils from different parts of the country and supply them to their local customers, local sources said.