Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oil Drilling News



Oil gushing at spill site after vent damaged

Cap removed after robotic sub hits vent; two deaths in response effort

Also see: Oil gushes into gulf following accident in containment effort

Also see: Suspension of Lower Marine Riser Package Containment Cap Operations

Also see: More Oil Gushing Into Gulf After Problem With Cap


See the Gusher


Sources: Gov't Report Says Subsea Oil a Problem

“Sources say the government report will leave little doubt subsea oil is a serious problem. The subsea oil is like a sneak attack hidden unseen beneath the surface where it can travel under the boom and reach the shore. Independent scientists have been trying to sound the alarm for weeks.”

Also see: Administration’s Joint Analysis Group Releases First Scientific Report on Subsea Monitoring data from Gulf Spill


Methane in Gulf "astonishingly high"


Storms May Strengthen in Gulf, Hampering Oil Cleanup

Follow the latest tropical storm developments here.


Each day, another way to define worst-case for oil spill


CSB to Investigate Deepwater Horizon Blowout


Bromwich Launches Investigative/Compliance Team to Spur Reform, Restructuring of Offshore Oil and Gas Regulation


Costner's machines working "fantastic"




Judge Overturns Drilling Ban


Martin Feldman, judge who overturned Obama Gulf drilling ban, had investments in oil: 2008 report


Legal drilling battle looms as Gulf spill spreads

“Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said late on Tuesday he would order a new moratorium "in the coming days" to reinstate a temporary ban aimed at ensuring offshore safety after the worst oil spill in U.S. history struck at a BP operation on April 20.”


Secretary Salazar’s Statement Regarding the Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling

“The decision to impose a moratorium on deepwater drilling was and is the right decision. The moratorium is needed to protect the communities and the environment of the Gulf Coast, and DOJ is therefore appealing today’s court ruling.”


White House Backs Electric-Car Aid

“The Obama administration on Tuesday backed a proposal to spend up to $6 billion more on subsidies for electric vehicles, amid renewed interest on Capitol Hill in measures to cut petroleum consumption in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The proposals include more spending for research and development of car-battery technology, aid to utilities and homeowners to build recharging outlets, and consumer tax credits to offset the higher costs of battery-electric vehicles.”




Oil Disaster Pushes Florida Event International


Massive Worldwide Mobilization Opposing Offshore Drilling to Take Place Saturday, June 26




BP's Next Disaster: Drilling in the Arctic




Plans to evacuate Tampa Bay area are in place

“The plans would be announced in the event of a controlled burn of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or if wind or other conditions are expected to take toxic fumes through Tampa Bay.”




Louisiana officials use barges to keep oil out of key bay,0,907234.story