Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oil Drilling News


Shell admits risk of further North Sea oil spill

Over 600 tonnes of oil at risk in North Sea spill
"A total of 660 tonnes of toxic oil remains trapped inside the leaking system - and there are fears of a sudden and catastrophic release if plans to use divers to close a leaking valve go wrong."

Oil spill exposes Shell's ticking timebomb


BP Investigates New Oil Sheen Near Green Canyon Block In Gulf Of Mexico
"Some oil naturally seeps from the floor of the Gulf, and the AP has reported that at least 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in the Gulf are not routinely inspected when plugged or subsequently monitored for leaks."


No to Arctic Drilling (NRDC Op-Ed)

Pondering impact of drilling off remote northwest Alaska


On a clear day you may soon see a rig off Virginia
"Environmentalists say the industry is using Virginia as the wedge to get drilling going along the entire eastern seaboard."
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