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SS Torrey Canyon Disaster, 1967. Clean up operation by the British Army after the oil tanker ran aground between Land's End and the Scilly Isles causing the biggest oil spill in UK history, 100 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea. The environmental disaster was made far worse by the heavy use of detergent to disperse the oil slick which was later determined to have killed off far more marine life than the oil spill itself  © Romano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

SS Torrey Canyon Disaster, 1967. Clean up operation by the British Army after the oil tanker ran aground between Land’s End and the Scilly Isles causing the biggest oil spill in UK history, 100 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea. The environmental disaster was made far worse by the heavy use of detergent to disperse the oil slick which was later determined to have killed off far more marine life than the oil spill itself
© Romano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Watford City, North Dakota - Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation.  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Watford City, North Dakota – Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Price per litre of petrol on a garage forecourt goes down to below a £1 for the fist time as the price of oil drops. Druids Heath, Birmingham © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Price per litre of petrol on a garage forecourt goes down to below a £1 for the fist time as the price of oil drops. Druids Heath, Birmingham
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil well and wind turbines in west Texas. USA © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil well and wind turbines in west Texas. USA
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California - Oil wells in the oil fields of southern San Joaquin Valley. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California – Oil wells in the oil fields of southern San Joaquin Valley.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California - Natural gas pipeline in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California – Natural gas pipeline in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California - An expansion loop in a natural gas pipeline frames an oil well in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California – An expansion loop in a natural gas pipeline frames an oil well in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Wilmington, California - An oil refinery, operated by BP displaying a huge American flag. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Wilmington, California – An oil refinery, operated by BP displaying a huge American flag.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil tanker berthed at a terminal, Fawley Refinery, Oil refinery, Southampton Water. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil tanker berthed at a terminal, Fawley Refinery, Oil refinery, Southampton Water.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Tanker driver delivering fuel to a Shell petrol station. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Tanker driver delivering fuel to a Shell petrol station.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Stanlow Oil Refinery, Essar Energy, Ellesmere Port, Chesire. © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Stanlow Oil Refinery, Essar Energy, Ellesmere Port, Chesire.
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Watford City, North Dakota - Oil production in the Bakken shale formation. The oil boom has turned North Dakota into America's second-largest oil producer. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Watford City, North Dakota – Oil production in the Bakken shale formation. The oil boom has turned North Dakota into America’s second-largest oil producer.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Pembroke Refinery, Valero Energy Corporation, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Pembroke Refinery, Valero Energy Corporation, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

An Uncle Sam figure next to a BP petrol station, Norfolk. Uncle Sam was a national personification of the power of America and a nickname for the U.S. federal government Uncle Sam is derived from two earlier symbolic figures in American folklore—Brother Jonathan and Yankee Doodle. The most famous image of Uncle Sam was created by James Montgomery Flagg where Uncle Sam wears a tall top hat and blue jacket and is pointing at the viewer. In World War I it was used for a recruiting poster with the words: I Want You For The U.S. Army  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

An Uncle Sam figure next to a BP petrol station, Norfolk. Uncle Sam was a national personification of the power of America and a nickname for the U.S. federal government Uncle Sam is derived from two earlier symbolic figures in American folklore—Brother Jonathan and Yankee Doodle. The most famous image of Uncle Sam was created by James Montgomery Flagg where Uncle Sam wears a tall top hat and blue jacket and is pointing at the viewer. In World War I it was used for a recruiting poster with the words: I Want You For The U.S. Army
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

A Shell oil pipeline running through the forest and through an Ogoni village.  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

A Shell oil pipeline running through the forest and through an Ogoni village.
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria.   A local  holds the spilt oil  in his hands deep in the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline  Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria.   A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria. A local holds the spilt oil in his hands deep in the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria. A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria .  Leaked Oil has  spread deep into the forest .  The locals have received no compensation  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria . Leaked Oil has spread deep into the forest .
The locals have received no compensation
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria.   A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria. A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

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An Ijaw woman  and her fish catch from a communal forest around her village in the Delta region of Nigeria.  The fish catch has dropped dramatically as  a result of oil spillage from  a nearby Shell Oil extraction  pipe  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

An Ijaw woman and her fish catch from a communal forest around her village in the Delta region of Nigeria. The fish catch has dropped dramatically as a result of oil spillage from a nearby Shell Oil extraction pipe
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Ijaw men who have occupied a Shell Oil distribution and capping point in the Delta region of Nigeria in protest at the continuing oil spills into community forests and lack of return of revenue from the  extraction into the region . Note the run down state of the equipement  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Ijaw men who have occupied a Shell Oil distribution and capping point in the Delta region of Nigeria in protest at the continuing oil spills into community forests and lack of return of revenue from the extraction into the region .
Note the run down state of the equipement
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell oil flow station at Kolo in the Niger Delta swamps. Shell's  track record of maintenance on their ageing pipelines and equipment  is pitiful  and  has been blamed for the  frequent oil spills  which have leaked more oil  than the Gulf of Mexico Spill . Nigeria. © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell oil flow station at Kolo in the Niger Delta swamps. Shell’s track record of maintenance on their ageing pipelines and equipment is pitiful and has been blamed for the frequent oil spills which have leaked more oil than the Gulf of Mexico Spill .
Nigeria.
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

An Ijaw woman and daughter,  and oily  deposits from  a Shell Oil spill in the forest around her village in the Delta region of Nigeria.  The fish catch has dropped dramatically as  a result of oil spillage from  a nearby Shell Oil extraction  pipe  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

An Ijaw woman and daughter, and oily deposits from a Shell Oil spill in the forest around her village in the Delta region of Nigeria. The fish catch has dropped dramatically as a result of oil spillage from a nearby Shell Oil extraction pipe
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell oil flow station at Kolo in the Niger Delta swamps. Shell's  track record of maintenance on their ageing pipelines is pitiful  and  has been blamed for the  frequent oil spills  which have leaked more oil  than the Gulf of Mexico Spill . Nigeria. © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell oil flow station at Kolo in the Niger Delta swamps. Shell’s track record of maintenance on their ageing pipelines is pitiful and has been blamed for the frequent oil spills which have leaked more oil than the Gulf of Mexico Spill .
Nigeria.
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria .  Leaked Oil has  spread deep into the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria . Leaked Oil has spread deep into the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil flares burning of  petroleum  gas in the Delta region of Nigeria. Ogoni Land.  Local residents complain of being unable to  sleep at night due to the brightness of the flares. Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria.   A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil flares burning of petroleum gas in the Delta region of Nigeria. Ogoni Land. Local residents complain of being unable to sleep at night due to the brightness of the flares.
Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria. A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk