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The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

Scientists have discovered a rod-shaped…

An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

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The Environment / Oil Spills

Chevron's Underhand Tactics to Avoid Paying for Worlds Worst Oil Disaster

Chevron's Underhand Tactics to Avoid Paying for Worlds Worst Oil Disaster

Feb 15, 2012 at 16:51 | Energy Digital

The Andean Commission of Jurists and five prestigious international law experts from around the world have joined a growing chorus of criticism targeting Chevron's attempt to use a secret investor…

In Warning to Polluters, Brazil to Impose Record Fine on Chevron and Transocean

In Warning to Polluters, Brazil to Impose Record Fine on Chevron and Transocean

Dec 21, 2011 at 12:16 | John Daly

On 8 November oil began leaking from well 9-FR-50DP-RJS in 3,930 feet of water in Brazil’s Campo de Frade offshore field, 230 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro state in…

BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of its Involvement in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of its Involvement in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Dec 07, 2011 at 17:55 | Energy Digital

BP claims Halliburton Energy Services Inc. intentionally destroyed evidence that proved the firm shared the blame for last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to BP's federal court…

A Look at Oil Spills and Oil Spill Prevention

A Look at Oil Spills and Oil Spill Prevention

Aug 18, 2011 at 07:58 | Andy Soos

Leaks happen whether anyone wants them to or not. All that can be done is to try to anticipate them and prevent them by useful maintenance and repairs before the…

Private Investigators Findings on the Deepwater Horizon Commission Report

Private Investigators Findings on the Deepwater Horizon Commission Report

Feb 25, 2011 at 07:53 | David Whelpton

A Closer Look at The Commission Report on the Deepwater Horizon Disaster The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has released its report to…

Methane Gas Concentration at Normal Levels in Gulf of Mexico Following Spill

Methane Gas Concentration at Normal Levels in Gulf of Mexico Following Spill

Jan 12, 2011 at 10:27 | Andy Soos

There is a relationship between known hydrocarbon (oil and natural gas) discoveries at great depth in the Gulf of Mexico and hydrocarbon seepage such as Methane at the seafloor. Chemosynthetic…

Methane From Deepwater Horizon Spill Being Consumed by Microbes 100 Times Faster Than Expected

Methane From Deepwater Horizon Spill Being Consumed by Microbes 100 Times Faster Than Expected

Oct 28, 2010 at 11:16 | David Gabel

The Deepwater Horizon spill was a horrible environmental disaster which caused the release of massive amounts of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Methane, a natural greenhouse gas, was…

Climate Change a Major Factor in Weather Related Natural Disasters – Munich Re

Climate Change a Major Factor in Weather Related Natural Disasters – Munich Re

Oct 04, 2010 at 13:11 | Charlotte Dudley

Reinsurance giant Munich Re has cited climate change as a major factor in the “marked increase” in worldwide weather-related natural disasters in the first nine months of the year. The…

So, What Did Happen After the Chinese Oil-Spill?

So, What Did Happen After the Chinese Oil-Spill?

Sep 09, 2010 at 14:17 | Professor Chris Rhodes

On the 16th of July, China experienced its first major oil-spill. The Chinese incident was also caused by an explosion (this time during the transfer of oil from a tanker…

What Will the Relief Well Find at Deepwater Horizon

What Will the Relief Well Find at Deepwater Horizon

Sep 09, 2010 at 10:06 | The Oil Drum

With Labor Day weekend, and the recovery of the blowout preventer from the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico, the remaining parts of the operation are going to…

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