Cleanup called off after 12,000-litre Hibernia oil spill: regulator

It’s not possible to clean up what remains of an estimated 12,000 litres of oil spilled from the Hibernia platform off Newfoundland last month, according to the board that regulates the industry. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said…

Hibernia platform still shut down as work continues to clean up oil spill

Efforts continue off Newfoundland’s east coast to monitor and clean up oil remaining from the estimated 12,000 litres that spilled from the Hibernia platform last week. The sheen of oil, first spotted on July 17, had broken into two separate…

Husky restarts production at another drill centre following November oil spill

Husky Energy has restarted production at its southern drill centre in the White Rose oil field following a major oil spill off the coast of Newfoundland last fall that halted all operations. A Wednesday statement from the company said production…

Largest oil spill in N.L. history raises new questions about province’s fast-growing oil industry

Newfoundland and Labrador’s ambitious plans to dramatically expand the province’s lucrative offshore oil and gas industry got a nasty jolt on Nov. 16. Amid a fierce winter storm, an estimated 250,000 litres of oil spilled into the ocean from Husky…

Husky Energy says it is ‘deeply’ sorry for largest oil spill in N.L. history

Husky Energy submitted a preliminary report about the largest-ever oil spill in Newfoundland and Labrador and said it is “deeply sorry” for the incident. The company says it submitted the report on the Nov. 16 oil spill to the Canada-Newfoundland and…

Few updates, fewer answers two weeks after Newfoundland’s largest-ever oil spill

Nearly two weeks after the largest-ever oil spill in Newfoundland history, the parties involved remain tight-lipped about the incident and what comes next. Friday will mark the second full week since an estimated 250,000 litres of crude oil spilled into the…

Environment advocates critical of secrecy over Newfoundland’s largest-ever oil spill

A lack of information and a shortage of visual evidence has people in Newfoundland and Labrador wondering about the true extent of a major oil spill. Almost a full week since an estimated 250,000 litres of crude oil spilled into…