Civil Liability and Compensation for Marine Pollution - Lessons to Be Learned for Offshore Oil Spills

Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL), Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2002

29 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2011

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Michael G. Faure

University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law, Metro; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law

Hui Wang

Michigan State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 22, 2011

Abstract

This paper discusses the civil liability regimes for marine oil pollution in the US, comparing liability for vessel source pollution with offshore facility oil pollution. The rules under the Oil Pollution Act 1990 (OPA 90) are discussed in a detailed manner. Moreover, an economic and comparative analysis is provided as well. Critical comments are formulated on the limitation of liability and other limiting aspects in the liability regime.

Keywords: oil, civil liability, marine pollution, offshore oils spills, deepwater horizon, strict liability, limitation, solvency guarantees, compensation fund

JEL Classification: K13, K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Faure, Michael G. and Wang, Hui, Civil Liability and Compensation for Marine Pollution - Lessons to Be Learned for Offshore Oil Spills (December 22, 2011). Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL), Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1975802

Michael G. Faure (Contact Author)

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Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law ( email )

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Netherlands

Hui Wang

Michigan State University - Department of Economics ( email )

East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

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