Oil Spill Environmental Forensics Case Studies includes 34 chapters that serve to present various aspects of environmental forensics in relation to "real-world" oil spill case studies from around the globe. Authors representing academic, government, and private researcher groups from 14 countries bring a diverse and global perspective to this volume. Oil Spill Environmental Forensics Case Studies addresses releases of natural gas/methane, automotive gasoline and other petroleum fuels, lubricants, vegetable oils, paraffin waxes, bitumen, manufactured gas plant residues, urban runoff, and, of course, crude oil, the latter ranging from light Bakken shale oil to heavy Canadian oil sands oil. New challenges surrounding forensic investigations of stray gas in the shallow subsurface, volatiles in air, dissolved chemicals in water (including passive samplers), and biological tissues associated with oil spills are included, as are the effects and long-term oil weathering, long-term monitoring in urbanized and non-urbanized environments, fate and transport, forensic historical research, new analytical and chemical data processing and interpretation methods. 1. Critical Review of an inter-laboratory forensic dataset: Effects on data interpretation in oil spill studies -- 2. Fifty years of petroleum geochemistry: A valuable asset in petroleum environmental forensics -- 3. Fingerprinting Analysis and Source Differentiation of Petroleum-Contaminated Environmental Samples -- 4. Complexities in the application of isotope geochemistry to determine the origin of stray gases in the subsurface -- case studies -- 5. Forensic aspects of airborne constituents following releases of crude oil into the environment -- 6. Combined Gas and Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Applications for Forensic Lubricant and Vegetable Oil Spill Identification -- 7. Environmental forensics study of crude oil and petroleum product spills in coastal and oilfield settings: Combined insights from conventional GC-MS, thermodesorption-GC-MS and pyrolysis-GC-MS -- 8. Paraffin Wax Spill Identification by GC-FID and GC-MS -- 9. Challenges and Mysteries in Oil Spill Fate and Transport -- 10. Unraveling the complexities of upland spilled fuels: Selected case studies -- 11. Advantages of Multi-dimensional Chemical Fingerprinting in Identifying the Source of Marine Oil Spills in Bohai Bay, China -- 12. Distinguishing genetically-similar diesel fuels in Taiwan using Principal Component Analysis of diagnostic ratios -- 13. Application of CEN Methodology in Evaluating Sources of Multiple Land-Based Fuel Spills in Alberta, Canada -- 14. Development and Application of Phase-Specific Methods in Oiled-Water Forensic Studies -- 15. Applications of the CEN Methodology in Multiple Oil Spills in Spanish Waters -- 16. Fingerprinting of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Malaysia using Environmental Forensic Techniques: A 20-Year Field Data Review -- 17. Long-term monitoring study of beached oils around the Shetland Isles, United Kingdom -- 18. The Erika oil spill: 10 years monitoring program and effects of the weathering processes -- 19. Environmental Assessment of Spills Related to Oil Exploitation in Canada's Oil Sands Region -- 20. Chemical Fingerprinting Assessment of the Impact to River Sediments following the Bakken Crude Oil Train Derailment and Fire, Mount Carbon, West Virginia -- 21. The pixel based chemometric approach for source identification: Two case studies from the Persian Gulf -- 22. Use of Passive Samplers for PAH Forensics in Water from the Ottawa River, Ohio -- 23. Fingerprint and weathering characteristics of petroleum hydrocarbon in coastal zone after the 7-16 Dalian oil spill accident, China -- 24. Case study in the use of forensic history in matters involving pipeline ruptures -- 25. Comparison of quantitative and semi-quantitative methods in source identification following the OSPAR oil spill, in Parana, Brazil -- 26. Different forensic approaches for hydrocarbon source identification in an urban cluster environment: Guanabara Bay -- 27. Investigation of Hydrocarbon Sources and Biotechnologies Applications in Todos os Santos Bay, Brazil -- 28. Assessing the role of environmental conditions on the fate of oil following the Deepwater Horizon Spill -- 29. Using stable and radiocarbon analyses as a forensic tool to find evidence of oil in the particulates of the water column and on the seafloor following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill -- 30. Red Crabs as Sentinel Organisms of Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf of Mexico Deep-Sea Sediments -- 31. Modeling Distribution, Fate, and Concentrations of Deepwater Horizon Oil in the Gulf of Mexico in Subsurface Waters -- 32. Lousiana coastal marsh environments and MC252 oil biomarker chemistry -- 33. Novel biological exposures following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill revealed by chemical fingerprinting -- 34. Forensic identification of historical and ongoing tar oil.