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By Staff on Jul 12, 2010 with 2 responses

Video Footage Shows Containment Cap Installed on BP Leak

An image still from BP video footage shows the new containment cap placed on the leaking oil well.

By Samuel R. Avro on Jun 20, 2010 with 1 response

Internal Documents: BP Estimates Oil Spill Rate up to 100,000 Barrels Per Day

An internal BP document released by Congressman ED Markey (MA-D) today revealed that the worst-case scenario spill rate could be 100,000 barrels per day.

By Staff on Jun 4, 2010 with 10 responses

Was BP Actively Restricting Media Access to the Oil Spill?

BP has made claims that it has not blocked media from covering the oil spill. But a contract that became valid May 2 suggested otherwise.

By Robert Rapier on Jun 2, 2010 with 44 responses

The Demise of BP?

It was about six weeks ago that the man I work for walked into my office and asked what was happening in the world of energy. “This oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico”, I told him, “is going to be a monumental disaster.” He hadn’t heard about it yet, but my views on it at the time were 1). They weren’t going to have an easy time getting the leak stopped; 2). It would drastically shift the debate on offshore drilling. I published an essay on the spill shortly after it happened in which I predicted that this would be a death blow for deepwater drilling in the U.S. Only time will tell on that one, but it has… Continue»

By Samuel R. Avro on Jun 1, 2010 with 2 responses

Feds Launch Criminal Probe of Oil Spill, BP Stock Plummets

“We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who has violated the law,” Holder told reporters today in New Orleans.

By Samuel R. Avro on May 25, 2010 with 20 responses

Alaska Pipeline Partly-Owned by BP Shut Down After Oil Spill

BP, which owns 47 percent of Alyeska, is the largest single owner of the pipeline operator. Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips also holds a stake in Alyeska.

By Nathanael Greene on May 7, 2010 with no responses

Corn Ethanol Trying to Ride the Gulf Spill to Higher Volumes

Yesterday, RFA delivered a letter to President Obama urging immediate solution and long-term strategies in response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Certainly both are needed, but unfortunately RFA’s solutions amount to using more corn ethanol today and even more tomorrow, which is really no solution at all. Given the economic cost that corn ethanol imposes on the Gulf of Mexico every summer in the form the dead zone caused largely by nitrogen running off corn fields all along the Mississippi, more corn ethanol would be demonstrably bad for the very people most heavily impacted by the oil spill. NRDC staff are in the region working to support the local groups that will have to respond first… Continue»

By ABraxton on May 4, 2010 with no responses

Oil Spill Fuels Debate Over Off Shore Drilling

Virginian representatives clash over whether the recent accident in the Gulf of Mexico should impact expanded drilling off its State shores.

By Staff on Apr 29, 2010 with 2 responses

Why it doesn’t matter that there’s ‘plenty of oil left’

While there might be plenty of oil left below the surface of our planet, it won’t be enough to prevent an oil shock in the short-term future.

By Robert Rapier on with 140 responses

BP’s Oil Rig Disaster May Bring an End to Support for New Offshore Exploration

Under normal circumstances, I would be all over the story of last week’s BP oil rig disaster. By now, you all know that BP suffered an explosion and a fire in the Gulf of Mexico in which lives were lost and an unprecedented leak a mile below the surface of the ocean is occurring. Because of pressing deadlines (which after this week should be dealt with) I have barely kept up with any news at all. But as I watched the news trickle in over this, I couldn’t help but think the implications will be very far-reaching. There are a number of angles in this story. It highlights the fact that the oil industry can be very dangerous, and accidents… Continue»