Sealing of damaged Rayong oil pipeline expected to be completed on Friday

After days of delays in efforts to seal one of the two ruptures in a flexible submarine oil pipeline, Star Petroleum Refining Plc (SPRC) is set to install a collar…

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Fingerprinting process used to determine source of new oil film in sea off Laem Charoen beach

Officials from Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) and Marine and Coastal Resources Department have collected samples from a film of oil floating in the sea near Laem Charoen beach, in…

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Oil film floats towards Laem Charoen beach in Thailand’s Rayong province

Oil film floats towards Laem Charoen beach in Thailand’s Rayong province

Officials from the Marine and Coastal Resources Department and Star Petroleum Refining Plc (SPRC) have launched an operation to contain a one-km long film of oil floating towards Laem Charoen…

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Tanker caught discharging oil into the sea off Thailand’s Chon Buri province

The skipper of an aging oil tanker is facing charges for violating the Navigation in Thai Waters Act by allegedly discharging about 3,000 litres of oil into the sea off…

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Residual oil to be removed from fractured pipe in Gulf of Thailand Thursday

Divers from the maintenance team of Star Petroleum Refining (SPRC) have managed to close three valves on the ruptured submarine oil pipeline after two days of effort, paving the way…

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Marine Department to propose revocation of SPRC’s operating license

Marine Department to propose revocation of SPRC’s operating license

The Marine Department is set to propose, to the Ministry of Transport, the revocation of the operating license of Star Petroleum Refining Plc (SPRC), the oil company responsible for oil…

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Repair of oil pipeline in Gulf of Thailand expected to take ten days

The delicate work of plugging the ruptured submarine oil pipeline is set to begin soon, but only after all 12,000 litres of crude oil still in the pipe are removed….

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Plan to fix ruptured oil pipeline off Rayong still awaiting approval

Star Petroleum Refining Company (SPRC) has presented its plan, to the Rayong office of the Marine Department, for repairs to the ruptured undersea oil pipeline connected to the company’s offshore…

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Second rupture found in oil pipeline as SPRC seeks permission to make repairs

The Star Petroleum Refining Company (SPRC) has sent an urgent notice to the Thai Marine Department’s office in Rayong province, seeking permission to access an offshore mooring platform to repair…

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Additional complaint filed with police over latest oil spill in sea off Rayong

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) has filed its second complaint with Map Ta Phut police, in the eastern province of Rayong, against those responsible for the marine oil spill in…

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Oil found on Mae Ram Phueng beach and at sea as containment of the spill continues

Oil found on Mae Ram Phueng beach and at sea as containment of the spill continues

Patches of a thin film of oil were found this morning (Saturday) on Mae Ram Phueng beach and oil slicks have been detected floating in the sea near the beach….

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After more than 200 oil spills in 50 years, here’s how Thailand can clean up its act

Two recent oil spills off Rayong province are just the latest in a long line of similar disasters in Thai seas. Records reveal that more than 200 oil spills have occurred over…

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Oil found in water near SPRC seaport at Thailand’s Map Ta Phut after leak

Patches of a thin film of oil were detected this morning (Friday) about three nautical miles in front of the Map Ta Phut seaport of Star Petroleum Refining (SPRC) as…

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Oil unintentionally left in pipeline off Rayong blamed for Thursday’s new spill

Rayong Deputy Governor Pirun Hemarak today (Thursday) blamed residual oil, left inside a plastic oil pipeline due to human error, for the second oil spill in just over two weeks…

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Another oil spill reported at same spot in Gulf of Thailand on Thursday

Star Petroleum Refining (SPRC), the company behind the oil spill in the Gulf of Thailand two weeks ago in January, revealed today (Thursday) that there has been another spill and…

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Black globules found on beaches in Rayong , Chon Buri sent for tests

A large number of the globules, believed to be dissolved oil, have been found scattered along the beaches in the eastern provinces of Rayong and Chon Buri as well as…

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A worker cleans up crude oil on Mae Ram Phueng beach following a spill caused by a leak in an undersea pipeline owned by Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited (SPRC) in Rayong on January 29, 2022. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

Impact of Rayong oil spill on corals may take at least a year to emerge

Marine scientists at Chulalongkorn University say that it may take a year or more for impacts from the recent oil spill in the sea off Rayong province to manifest on…

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Press conference by the command centre on February 3, 2022

Thailand to close oil leak command centre after less than two weeks

Thailand is set to close the command centre handling the oil leak in its eastern province of Rayong today (Friday), after the slicks leaked in the Gulf of Thailand last…

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Thai Navy finds no trace of oil from recent spill in seas off Rayong province

No trace of last week’s oil spill have been found floating in the sea off Rayong province today (Wednesday), but officials are remaining vigilant as divers continue surveying the undersea…

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Hundreds of beachside businesses claim compensation over oil spill impacts

Rayong’s Muang district officials started receiving claims for compensation today (Tuesday), from business people affected by the recent oil spill, as health officials took blood and urine samples from 241…

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Oil droplets washed ashore on Ao Prao beach on Samet Island

Patches of small droplets of oil, dissolved by bio dispersant,have been washed ashore on the beaches of Ao Prao bay on Samet Island today, raising concerns that they may threaten…

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Oil slick comes ashore on Thailand’s Mae Ram Phueng beach on Saturday

Rayong’s provincial governor is expected to declare Mae Ram Phueng beach a disaster zone today after oil from a recent spill washed ashore, polluting the shoreline for a distance of…

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More vessels deployed to prevent oil slick from reaching beaches

Ten additional vessels have been deployed in a major clean-up operation in the seas off Rayong following an oil leak late Tuesday, while fishing boats are laying booms to prevent…

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Oil spill in Gulf of Thailand expected to be contained in 7-10 days with dispersants

Thailand’s navy and pollution experts are rushing to clear up an oil spill in the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of the eastern province of Rayong today (Thursday), after…

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Hundreds of thousand litres of crude oil leaks in Gulf of Thailand, clean up operations underway

Teams from the departments of Pollution Control, Marine and Marine and Coastal Resources have been sent to the Gulf of Thailand, off the coast of the eastern province of Rayong,…

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Naval vessels dispatched to help in fight oil spill in Gulf of Thailand

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has ordered three naval vessels from the First Fleet Command to be dispatched to help in containing oil leaking from a sunken tanker in the…

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