Monday, August 30, 2010

Oil Drilling News


BP to Push Ahead on Replacing Blowout Preventer

BP Internal Report Said to Find Engineers Misread Gulf Well Test Results

Risk-Taking Rises as Oil Rigs in Gulf Drill Deeper

"Our ability to manage risks hasn't caught up with our ability to explore and produce in deep water," said Edward C. Chow, a former industry executive who is now a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "The question now is, how are we going to protect against a blowout as well as all of the other associated risks offshore?"

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Gulf working rigs up despite moratorium: analysts

Oil spill panel leader says drilling ban should end early, calls for leasing policy overhaul

Fossil fuel subsidies are 10 times those of renewables, figures show

"...the report will further increase pressure on G20 countries to make good on their recent pledge to phase out fossil fuel subsidies – a move that the IEA believes could single-handedly slash global carbon emissions by up to seven per cent."

Hurricane Katrina - 5 Year Anniversary (Skytruth)


Seafood industry battles perception problem following Gulf oil spill

Despite "All Clear," Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil

BP reverses, admits there's oil in local waters

"Despite persistent denials from BP last week, thousands of pounds of weathered oil is being pulled from under the surface of Pensacola Bay every day."


Deepwater Horizon fears resurface as rigs probe for oil under Arctic ice


Oil slick near Imperial Beach dissipates