Monday, November 14, 2011

Oil Drilling News


Offshore lease sale set for December
"The Department of Interior says it has set a December date for the next Gulf offshore oil and natural gas lease sale -- the first such sale since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and BP oil spill."

Ready for another Gulf oil disaster?

Oil & gas industry spills happen "all the time"
"Everyday there's numerous releases happening throughout just this country," said oil and gas safety expert Mike Sawyer. "Sometimes every couple of hours there's a new incident."


Skytruth Alert: Fire Reported in Gulf of Mexico Near BP and Shell's Na Kika Offshore Drilling Site 2011-11-10

Drowning in Oil: The BP Spill through a Sustainability Lens

"Following the disaster at the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, Steffy decided to chronicle what occurred with BP's facilities in his most recent book, Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit. The book is a chilling account of events and people's decisions leading up to the catastrophic events of April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico."


Oil companies need rules before drilling


Oil-spill cleanup continues at beach

"At Fourchon, tar balls continue to wash up on the beach every day from oil buried in the surf... [...] To be considered clean, Fourchon Beach must have less than 1 percent distribution of oil and oiled debris, Edwards said."


A good call: Blocking drilling off Virginia's coast (LTE)


Oil Spill (Natural Seep??) off Brazil - 56 Miles Long Today [Friday]

Chevron halts drilling of Brazil well after spill

Chevron drilling caused Brazil oil spill:official