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

March 21, 2014 by  
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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        

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Halliburton Admits to Destroying Evidence After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

July 29, 2013 by  
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As if the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill weren’t a big enough mess, Halliburton has now pleaded guilty to charges of destroying evidence related to the disaster. They have agreed to a $200,000 fine (the maximum allowed under law) and to a $55 million donation to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation , the non-profit organization founded by Congress in 1984 which provides conservation grants. Read the rest of Halliburton Admits to Destroying Evidence After Deepwater Horizon Disaster Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: deepwater horizon , Deepwater horizon case , Deepwater Horizon gulf coast spill , Deepwater Horizon Haliburton , Deepwater Horizon Spill , Deepwater Horizon spill information , environmental destruction , environmental impact , environmental impact of oil rigs , Gulf Coast oil rig , Gulf Coast Oil Rig spill , Haliburton court case , Haliburton destroying evidence , Haliburton destroys evidence , Haliburton falsifying information , Haliburton oil rig case , oil rig case , oil rig spills        

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47 Evacuated After Natural Gas Drilling Rig Blows Out in Gulf of Mexico

July 24, 2013 by  
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Just yesterday a drilling rig off the Lousiana coast suffered a blowout and caught fire , leading to the evacuation of 47 workers. Unlike the 2010 Deepwater Horizon fiasco, this rig was not drilling for oil, but for natural gas. According to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) , the rig fire is still blazing, “and the beams supporting the derrick and rig floor have folded and have collapsed over the rig structure.” Read the rest of 47 Evacuated After Natural Gas Drilling Rig Blows Out in Gulf of Mexico Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BSEE , bureau of safety and environmental enforcement , deepwater horizon , Gas Leak , gas rig , Louisana , natural gas , oil rig , Walter Oil and Gas        

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Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb

March 5, 2012 by  
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After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago — which was the worst oil spill in the country’s history — President Barack Obama placed a moratorium on all new offshore drilling ventures to provide time to research safer drilling practices. That moratorium was lifted about a year ago, and now drilling is back in business and going strong. Some say that the amount of oil rigs in operation will soon surpass the number of rigs drilling before the accident. At the forefront of the new boom is our old friend British Petroleum, the company that is currently settling out of court with victims of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. BP currently has five oil rigs open and drilling in the Gulf, and it expect to have three more fired up and ready to go by the end of the year. Read the rest of Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp oil spill , deepwater horizon oil spill , environmental impact of offshore oil drilling , gulf of mexico , Gulf oil spill , moratorium on offshore drilling , offshore oil drilling , offshore oil production , offshore oil rig , offshore oil rig risks , offshore oil risks , offshore oil well , oil rig , risk of oil spill , risks

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5 Top Sustainable Investment Stories of 2010

January 6, 2011 by  
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Despite their negative impacts, the BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the rights of corporations regarding political expenditures galvanized sustainable investors. Here’s a look at those stories and three others with far-reaching effects on sustainable investment

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VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

June 8, 2010 by  
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It’s been almost 2 months now since the April 20th explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico , and we’re still in desperate search of a viable solution. Well one University of Pittsburgh engineering professor may have it

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