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The Environment / Oil Spills

As Hurricane Nears Oil Spill Site Obama Sidesteps Critical Decision

As Hurricane Nears Oil Spill Site Obama Sidesteps Critical Decision

Jul 23, 2010 at 04:51 | Al Fin

BP workers in the Gulf of Mexico have stopped drilling a relief well and are preparing to evacuate the oil spill site as a tropical depression nears. There is a…

Natural Oil Seep Causes White House Panic

Natural Oil Seep Causes White House Panic

Jul 20, 2010 at 05:19 | Al Fin

Officials had worried that the seep — usually a flow of hydrocarbons from the seafloor — could have been evidence that oil, gas or both were escaping from the well…

BP Considers a New Way to Seal the Well: The Static Kill

BP Considers a New Way to Seal the Well: The Static Kill

Jul 20, 2010 at 04:55 | Al Fin

In Kent Wells' 19July evening press briefing, he announced the possibility that BP would attempt a new way to kill the well from the top called "static kill." It is…

Schlumberger Denies Having Deepwater Horizon Mud Logs

Schlumberger Denies Having Deepwater Horizon Mud Logs

Jul 20, 2010 at 03:53 | Wayne Madsen

On July 7, 2010, the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) reported: "Oil drilling industry inside sources have reported to WMR that 'smoking gun' documents, including what are known as "mud logs"…

Global Oil Industry Forms Response Group to Study Gulf Spill

Global Oil Industry Forms Response Group to Study Gulf Spill

Jul 15, 2010 at 03:04 | Darrell Delamaide

International oil producers are forming a special group to respond to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and research ways to prevent such an event occurring again. “We remain driven…

BP Committing Ecocide on Islands in Gulf

BP Committing Ecocide on Islands in Gulf

Jul 13, 2010 at 13:11 | Wayne Madsen

From environmentalists and wildlife specialists to fisherman and businessmen along the Gulf Coast the message is the same: BP is not only strangling the news of what is actually occurring…

An Update on BP’s Efforts to stop the Gulf Oil Spill

An Update on BP’s Efforts to stop the Gulf Oil Spill

Jul 12, 2010 at 08:17 | Al Fin

1. New cap over the blowout preventer (BOP) to allow more efficient oil recovery: BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) told the U.S. Coast Guard late Friday that it would start work…

Killing the Well and Tales of a Whale

Killing the Well and Tales of a Whale

Jul 12, 2010 at 03:20 | Al Fin

The leading relief well is now at 17,000 feet, and slowly closing in on the Macondo bore. Meanwhile, on the surface, testing continues on the giant, 21 million gallon a…

Was There a 700 Million Gallon Oil Spill off Saudi Arabia in 1993?

Was There a 700 Million Gallon Oil Spill off Saudi Arabia in 1993?

Jul 09, 2010 at 06:08 | The Oil Drum

A mishap during the loading of an oil tanker off Saudi Arabia in 1993 initiated a cascading disaster, resulting in what was the largest offshore oil spill ever, but the…

Research Reports on the Economic and Environmental Impact of Oil Spills

Research Reports on the Economic and Environmental Impact of Oil Spills

Jul 07, 2010 at 04:29 | Gail Tverberg

Every area of science or of business has its own area of research, literature,  resentations and conferences. Since people in the field tend to read the same literature, this defines…

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