Posts Tagged “drilling”

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 […]

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 […]

St. Eustatius Residents Fear Losing Their Island to Expanded Oil Terminal

Part II of a multi-part series, published at Ecology.com By Betsy Crowfoot ORANJESTAD, SE – Kenneth Cuvalay, Coordinator of the St. Eustatius Awareness and Development (SEAD) Movement, sat at a restaurant along St. Eustatius’ (Statia) historic waterfront with several opponents of NuStar Energy’s proposed oil terminal expansion. The informal gathering took place at a spot where […]

Cuba-Repsol oil operation threatened by political motives

Originally published by Havana Times. by Fernando Ravsberg   The possibility of Cuba becoming an oil-producing country is worrying politicians in the US. They have therefore begun putting pressure on those firms operating in Cuban waters, particularly the Spanish corporation Repsol, which will be the first to start drilling. While Washington says it’s afraid of an […]

New oil leak found in Brazil

Originally published on The Raw Story. By Agence France-Presse Brazil’s environmental authorities said they have discovered a 10,000 liter leak at an oil platform in the pristine Bay of Ilha Grande, the second such mishap to threaten this country’s shorelines in recent weeks. Carlos Minc, Environment Secretary in Rio de Janeiro state, said the accident […]

Chevron faces $10.6bn Brazil legal suit over oil spill

Originally published on the BBC. Prosecutors in Brazil are demanding $10.6bn (£6.8bn) from US oil company Chevron for environmental damage caused when one of its oil wells leaked off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The prosecutors also asked the court to immediately suspend the operations of Chevron and its drilling contractor, Transocean, in Brazil.