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  • 1989 The Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker
    1,078 words
    Oil spills have often occurred too many times in this world. Unfortunately, when this does happen, there is always losses of life. Many people are affected by it. There is always a price to pay. On March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilt all its oil into the ocean. Going about twelve miles per hour, the doubt of a oil spill was highly unlikely. But, when the oil tanker hit Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, the worst oil spill in United States history occurred. Consequently, m...
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker
    875 words
    The Exxon Valdez oil tanker left the Trans Alaska Pipeline terminal at 9: 12 PM March 23, 1989. The Exxon Valdez was the companies second newest tanker, it was 987 feet long and was carrying 53,094,510 gallons of crude oil. It's destination, Long Beach California. William Murphy, an expert ship's pilot had been hired to steer the ship through the Valdez Narrows. Joe Hazelwood, the captain, and helmsman Harry Claar were also in the wheel house. Claar was steering. After successfully guiding the s...
  • Exxon Valdez Oil
    855 words
    The Exxon Valdez is an American oil tanker that went aground on a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on the night of March 24, 1989. The nine hundred and eighty seven-foot tanker ran aground on a reef and started to leak oil. The leakage continued for two days, totaling eleven million gallons the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The tanker's remaining 1 million barrels of oil were removed from the hold of the damaged vessel and transferred to other tankers operated by the Exxon Company. The...
  • Responsible Company
    1,846 words
    Ten Years after Exxon Valdez disaster CHENEGA BAY, Alaska The scientific debate continues over the environmental consequences of what happened just after midnight on Good Friday, March 24, 1989, when the grounded vessel leaked nearly 11 million gallons of North Slope crude. But the disaster's effects on people are clear - and dramatically mixed. Some communities and individuals have flourished. Others still suffer. Some may wither away. Alaska Native settlements, such as this tiny fishing villag...
  • Spill Like The Exxon Valdez
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    At four minutes past midnight, on March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez crashed into the Bligh Reef located in the northeastern part of the Prince William Sound. The ship was loaded with 1,264,155 barrels of oil. Approximately one-fifth of the cargo was spilt into the sea, which totaled to 11.2 million gallons. Due to strong northeastern winds the oil could not be contained, leaving the water into an emulsion that will not burn and is nearly impossible to remove from the surface. Oil continued to move...
  • Merge Exxon Mobil Corporation
    534 words
    Exxon and Mobil were two big competitors in the oil industry. In the 20th century, Exxon and Mobil operated with relatively low-price, and in low-margin environments. The market in the United States and Europe have grown and matured, allowing them both to grow with great success. The competitiveness has tightened worldwide in the crude oil business. Both companies have continued to advance new technologies, introducing new marketing innovations. They have extend there reach into high-growth mark...
  • Worldwide Operations Of Exxon Corporation
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    I. EXXON CORPORATE HISTORY + 1870 - Standard Oil Company formed John D. Rockefeller first entered the oil business in 1863. Seven years later, he and others formed the first Standard Oil Company in Ohio. The "Standard" name was chosen to indicate high, uniform quality. The company was the largest refiner and marketer of kerosene in Cleveland. + 1882 - Standard Oil Trust formed Early in 1882, the Standard Oil Trust was formed under the leadership of John D. Rockefeller. The Trust organized the in...
  • Oil From The Spill
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    Mike Pro chaska Oil Spills The Issue Oil Spills are large-scale accidental discharges of liquid petroleum products which cause pollution along shorelines. The most spectacular involved the supertankers used for oil transport, but many other ship also spill oil, and offshore drilling operations contribute a large share of the pollution. Of every million tons of oil shipped, one ton is spilled. Some of the largest spills thus far recorded involved the tanker Amoco Cadiz which spilled 1.6 million b...

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