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  • 1989 The Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker
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    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...
  • 667 G 34 E 1998 69
    611 words
    When people hear the phrase "oil spill: they think a bunch of black stuff all in the water. Well there is a lot more to it then just that. It is an economical disaster as well as an environmental one. As you read along you will see how devastating this one oil spill, the Exxon Valdez, really was compared to others. Whether you, as the reader believe it or just think it is something that is none of you concern and happened 10 years ago is completely up to you. I think that your mind will change a...
  • 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...
  • Need For The Cargo Ship
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    In 1886, the GLUCKAUF, built in Britain in 1886 became the world's first true; oil tanker with separate tanks for the oil, built into her hull. Previously, petroleum had been transported in small containers loaded on conventional merchant ships. The driving forces behind the evolution of tankers were the demand for oil and the growing competition between oil companies striving for a greater share of the market for kerosene and other refined products. In 1850, the cargo ship generally still had h...
  • Spill Like The Exxon Valdez
    542 words
    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...
  • Oil From The Fields In Tenghiz
    330 words
    Chevron Chevron is the second largest producer of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the third largest producer of oil in the United States and 24 other countries. Their production worldwide has been quoted as 1.4 million barrels of oil and gas a day. Chevron's products are transported over land by pipeline and tankers, and over water by barges. The headquarters for this huge corporation is in Houston, Texas, but they also have offices in California, London, Singapore, Mexico, and Moscow to name a...
  • One Billion Barrels Of Crude Oil
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    RISK REVIEW OF BP REPORT Background Everyday BP serve around 13 million customers in more than 100 countries across 6 continents, providing products that improve their quality of life-fuel, energy for heat and light and petrochemicals for use in everyday items such as textiles, packaging and health products. Everyday more than 100,000 people combine their energy and innovation to make BP one of the world's leading companies. BP Risks Financial Financial risks exist in many forms. Not meeting ann...

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