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The Environment / Oil Spills

Another Oil Spill in The Gulf Of Mexico

Another Oil Spill in The Gulf Of Mexico

Sep 07, 2010 at 10:43 | Andy Soos

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 5,130 square miles of Gulf waters stretching from the far eastern coast of Louisiana, through Mississippi,…

Microbes Dissolving the Oil Spill Much Faster Than Anticipated

Microbes Dissolving the Oil Spill Much Faster Than Anticipated

Aug 25, 2010 at 10:38 | Environmental News Network

What is the real story about the "missing oil"? One study shows that most of the oil is gone, while another shows that there is still a whole lot of…

Media and Politics Impact on The Oil Spill Disaster that Isn’t

Media and Politics Impact on The Oil Spill Disaster that Isn’t

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:42 | Brian Westenhaus

The BP well blowout, fire, explosion and platform collapse, and the ensuing crude oil leak are without doubt the result of human failings.  Underestimating the quality of the reservoir is…

Why Oceans Are So Resilient To Oil Spills

Why Oceans Are So Resilient To Oil Spills

Aug 13, 2010 at 09:58 | Al Fin

A 2003 research paper by Kvenvolden and Cooper in Geo-Marine Letters estimated that natural seeps dump 140,000 metric tons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico each year –…

Gulf Spill Has ‘Far Reaching’ Impact on Oil Company Credit – S&P

Gulf Spill Has ‘Far Reaching’ Impact on Oil Company Credit – S&P

Aug 07, 2010 at 09:04 | Christopher Cundy

The oil spill and subsequent suspension of drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico will have a long-term impact on the creditworthiness of oil and gas companies, according to ratings…

The Greatest Manmade Oil Spill

The Greatest Manmade Oil Spill

Aug 04, 2010 at 08:54 | Al Fin

Take a good look at the graph below. It shows average annual oil spills into the ocean in thousands of metric tonnes. Nature spills more oil than man, but of…

The BP Oil Spill: The Static Kill Process Has Started

The BP Oil Spill: The Static Kill Process Has Started

Aug 03, 2010 at 13:54 | The Oil Drum

Progress on the relief well at the Deepwater Horizon well has now reached the point that BP have started the procedures for the top static kill of the well. There…

BP Oil Spill Damages to Stretch Insurance Coverage

BP Oil Spill Damages to Stretch Insurance Coverage

Aug 02, 2010 at 10:51 | Gloria Gonzalez

BP and its partners on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig do not have enough insurance to cover the potential damages sought in litigation so far, according to an analysis by…

As Oil Rapidly Disappears, Crews Prepare to Kill the Well

As Oil Rapidly Disappears, Crews Prepare to Kill the Well

Jul 27, 2010 at 05:15 | Al Fin

...the pressure in the well has now risen to just over 6,900 psi, while the temperature at the BOP remains at 40 deg – suggesting no flow and that well…

As Tropical Storm Bonnie Breaks Apart Ships Return to the Deepwater Horizon Site

As Tropical Storm Bonnie Breaks Apart Ships Return to the Deepwater Horizon Site

Jul 26, 2010 at 03:53 | Al Fin

Tropical Storm Bonnie broke up over Florida, and is now heading across the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical depression. Some of the mission-critical ships involved in drilling relief wells…

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