Posts Tagged “off shore drilling”

The Spill Seekers: Sailing into the Gulf after the BP oil spill

Originally published on Outside.com In the aftermath of the Big Leak, the author wrangles a skipper, a conservationist, and the real Forrest Gump to hoist canvas and sail into the mess that is the Gulf of Mexico. But here’s the crazy part: While stewing in America’s worst environmental disaster, he has a hulluva lot of […]

Deep Gulf drilling thrives 18 mos. after BP spill

Risky but rewarding: deepwater drilling in Gulf is thriving 18 months after BP spill By Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer ALAMINOS CANYON BLOCK 857, GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Two hundred miles off the coast of Texas, ribbons of pipe are reaching for oil and natural gas deeper below the ocean’s surface than ever before. These […]

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 […]

BP Announces Cameron Settlement Over Gulf Oil Spill

Originally published on Nine News Today. (BBC News) – Oil giant BP has agreed a settlement with contractor Cameron International over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Cameron was the designer and manufacturer of the blow-out preventer on the Deep Water Horizon project, which failed during the spill. Under the agreement, which settles all claims […]

Brazil Sues Chevron for $11 Billion for oil spill

Originally published by the Wall Street Journal. By MATTHEW COWLEY And JOHN LYONS SAO PAULO—A Brazilian federal prosecutor on Wednesday asked a judge to shut down all Chevron Corp. and Transocean Ltd. operations in Brazil in a lawsuit that seeks some 20 billion Brazilian reais ($11 billion) in damages from the companies, the latest legal broadside to the […]