Posts Tagged “danger”

Keystone pipeline will spill, study predicts

Originally published at Salon.com BY ALYSSA BATTISTONI It’s a matter of when, not if, say Cornell economists Republicans have sought to frame the Keystone XL pipeline as a job-creating project being thwarted by “radical environmentalists.” Is it? A new Cornell University study claims that the pipeline could actually have a negative impact on the economies of the states it […]

St. Eustatius: How ‘Green’ is the Golden Rock?

Part III of a multi-part series originally published on Ecology.com. By Betsy Crowfoot Even as St. Eustatius (Statia) was putting the final touches on its Spatial Development Plan last spring, NuStar Energy LLP was forging ahead with preparations for a second oil terminal on the small central-Caribbean Island. Already the Fortune 500 company has more […]

Worst offshore oil spill for over 10 years in Nigeria

Originally published by the New Zealand Herald. A faulty pipe from an offshore oil field run by Royal Dutch Shell PLC near Nigeria’s coast spewed crude oil into the ocean for as much as 25 hours as workers loaded a waiting tanker, the company acknowledged Friday. While Shell continues to investigate the cause of what […]

Petrol Politics: How Much Should an Oil Spill Cost?

Originally published by Time. By BRYAN WALSH How serious should the penalties for an oil spill be? In early November, Chevron and its drilling partner Transocean accidentally spilled some 3,000 barrels of oil into the ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. As oil spill go, it was relatively minor—although it is a sign of […]

Fishermen lament withdrawal from sea over Bonga oil spill

Originally published by Information Nigeria. Group tasks Shell on clean-up exercise FISHERMEN in Akwa Ibom State are complaining about the directive by the Nigerian Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) that fishing be suspended because of the recent Bonga Oil field spillage. Meanwhile, the oil spill has been described as the biggest in the country and that it […]

Coastal villages in Nigeria protest as crude oil washes ashore

Originally published on MSNBC. By msnbc.com and news services Nigerian villagers say oil washing up on the coast comes from a Royal Dutch Shell loading accident last month that caused the biggest spill in Africa’s top producer in more than 13 years. Shell denies that any of the oil is from its 200,000 barrel per […]

Can they really Fix BP’s Big Fix?

Originally published on Triple Pundit. By Carol Pierson Holding BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with “This was the Gulf’s best tourism season in years.” In the sixty-second spot, businesses in Gulf cities like New Orleans and Panama City Florida invite tourists to come back. The ad is gorgeously filmed. Sparkling […]

Post-spill, Republican candidates, voters view drilling differently

Originally published by Tallahassee Times. By Kimberly Blair, Pensacola News Before black, gooey, and stinking crude oil from the BP rig explosion in the western Gulf of Mexico washed up on the beaches of Florida’s Panhandle last year, residents seemed only mildly concerned about expanding drilling for natural gas or oil in federal Gulf waters. At […]