BP Oil Exports Disrupted as 14-Foot Marlin Attacks a Rig Hose in Angola

March 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on BP Oil Exports Disrupted as 14-Foot Marlin Attacks a Rig Hose in Angola

While human activists protest the fossil fuel industry on land, some underwater residents are taking matters into their own fins. In early February, BP had to reduce exports of Angolan Plutonio crude oil after an Atlantic blue marlin impaled a hose at its floating production and storage facility. The 14-foot fish did enough damage to cost the company $100 million in revenue, keeping 900,000 barrels of oil from reaching the market. Read the rest of BP Oil Exports Disrupted as 14-Foot Marlin Attacks a Rig Hose in Angola Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Angola , angolan plutonio crude oil , BP , bp deepwater horizon spill , environmental damage , fossil fuel industry , gulf of mexico , International Energy Agency , marlin , Oil Platform , oil production , oil rig , swordfish        

View post:
BP Oil Exports Disrupted as 14-Foot Marlin Attacks a Rig Hose in Angola

US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

January 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Business, Eco, Green

Comments Off on US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

Photo via Shutterstock Oil exploration , production and transportation in the United States may suffer from endemic failures in technology , regulation and common sense , but that doesn’t appear to be standing in the way of the nation’s path towards becoming the world’s top producer of the oozy stuff . According to an International Energy Agency report , the US is on track to topple production by the notoriously oil-rich Saudi Arabia within five years, and to become a net oil exporter by 2030. In an trend that bodes incredibly poorly for the nation’s environmental health, many are championing the move away from foreign oil dependence and towards energy self-sufficiency. Read the rest of US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , Climate Change , deepwater horizon , energy independence , energy self-sufficiency , fossil fuels , fracking , global warming , green economy , green jobs , IEA , International Energy Agency , natural disaster , natural resources , oil politics , oil production , saudi arabia , world’s largest oil producer

Excerpt from:
US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

January 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

The fight between the native people of northern Ecuador and the oil giant Chevron over the Lago Agrio oil field has taken an unexpected turn as Chevron just filed suit against the ruling judge and plaintiff’s lawyers for fraud and corruption. In 1967 the American oil company Texaco began to drill when they found vast oil reserves hidden beneath the Amazon’s floor in northern Ecuador, and decades later the people of Ecuador sued the crude oil giant for alleged pollution of the area. The lawsuit started in 1993, and after 18 years of battling in courts in the United States and Ecuador (and after Texaco was consumed by Chevron ) the people of Ecuador were awarded $18 billion in restitution for the harm done to their health and their native land. Not content to foot the bill, Chevron has called the ruling illegitimate stating that they’ll do everything in their power to avoid paying for a crime they say they didn’t commit. Read the rest of Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: case , Chevron , ecuador , ecuador oil , ecuadorian oil field , lago agrio , lago agrio case , lago agrio lawsuit , lawsuit , oil field , oil in ecuador , oil pit , oil pollution , oil pollution case , oil production , tar pit , texaco

See original here:
Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

Government Buckshot: "Technique Allows Us To Achieve Our Caribou Objectives"

May 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Government Buckshot: "Technique Allows Us To Achieve Our Caribou Objectives"

“Let’s try the 12 Gauge with Remington 00 Buckshot” Image credit: The Box O Truth Alaskan Fish & Game Rambos plan to helicopter hunt wolves on a 1,571-square-mile Aleutian island because a pack of 30 are eating caribou faster than the caribou can reproduce.

Original post:
Government Buckshot: "Technique Allows Us To Achieve Our Caribou Objectives"

Hi, My Name’s Moby, and I’m a Vegan (Exclusive Video)

May 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Hi, My Name’s Moby, and I’m a Vegan (Exclusive Video)

This is Moby. He’s a vegan

See the original post here: 
Hi, My Name’s Moby, and I’m a Vegan (Exclusive Video)

World Crude Oil Production Projected to Peak a Decade Sooner

March 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on World Crude Oil Production Projected to Peak a Decade Sooner

Source: iStock Photo via American Chemical Society.

View post:
World Crude Oil Production Projected to Peak a Decade Sooner

Bad Behavior has blocked 1629 access attempts in the last 7 days.