Progress was being made on cleaning the oil that washed into Prao Bay on the west coast of Samet Island in Thailand, though not fast enough, as the oil slick continued to spread three days after leaking from a nearby pipeline.
The oil industry and U.S railroads are resisting the Obama administration’s attempt to boost safety standards for the type of rail car involved in a fiery, fatal explosion in Canada, citing costs and technical challenges.
Federal regulators have opened a formal investigation into last week’s blowout of a natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico, which forced the evacuation of a rig crew and later ignited a fire on the rig.
Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea despite attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday.
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