Monday, February 14, 2011

Oil Drilling News


Gulf oil wells 10 miles from Deepwater Horizon site leaking since 2004

"A Taylor Energy production platform near the mouth of the Mississippi River was toppled by a mudslide during Hurricane Ivan, according to federal reports. The platform was tied to 26 wells, though it is unclear how many are leaking. The company is reportedly in the process of drilling relief wells to staunch the flow. 

The ongoing leaks gained national attention during the BP spill after the government released highly detailed satellite images of the Gulf's surface. Skytruth, a watchdog group that uses satellite images to monitor environmental problems, first called attention to the ongoing spill. "


Former Big Oil President Gives New Life To Oil Subsidy Debate

"A former top oil executive said on Thursday that big oil companies don't need government help, inserting a new dynamic into the debate over oil subsidies in the context of the deficit."

Oil industry girds for tax-break clash

For the third year in a row, President Barack Obama on Monday will implore Congress to repeal an array of tax incentives the oil and gas industry has enjoyed for decades.

Get ready to drill: Deepwater permits likely in "next several weeks" says Bromwich


Are Alabama beaches clean? 2 Auburn professors seek funding for post-oil spill study


Bipartisan appeal against oil drilling
"Florida Keys marine conservationists joined a Wednesday event in Tallahassee to launch a campaign for an offshore no-drilling ban in state waters. [...] Joining the push are former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican, and former state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, a Democrat."

Editorial: Ban offshore drilling