Posts Tagged “risk”

Mexican plan for Gulf deepwater wells sparks new worries

Originally published by the Miami Herald. BY TIM JOHNSON, MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS MEXICO CITY — Two years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, Mexico’s state oil company is about to test its hand at drilling at extraordinary depths in the Gulf of Mexico. If all goes as planned, Petroleos de Mexico, known as Pemex, […]

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 […]

Safety seemed to be an afterthought before the BP oil spill

Originally published by the Los Angeles Times. In the years leading up to last year’s Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the petroleum industry and federal regulators put exploration and production first, according to an independent report.

Tanker traffic increase threatens the Salish Sea off British Columbia’s Coastline

Originally published in the Times Colonist. By Chris Genovali And Misty MacDuffee, Times Colonist On British Columbia’s south coast, Kinder Morgan wants to triple the amount of crude oil being shipped from Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet through Georgia Strait, the Fraser estuary, Gulf Islands, Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait. The proposed pipeline expansions would […]