Tag Archives: BP Oil Spill 2010

Obama Vows To Restore The Gulf

Mourners bowed their heads at vigils Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the massive blowout on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, which unleashed the biggest maritime oil spill in history and blackened beaches from Texas to Florida. President Barack Obama

BP Face Angry Gulf Fishermen

BP faced protests from angry fishermen and disgruntled shareholders on Thursday at its first annual general meeting since the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting took place almost a year since the explosion on the Deepwater

Scientists Probe Dolphin Deaths

Dead dolphins covered in oil are still washing up on the gulf shore, but experts continue to say it’s too early to point the finger of blame at BP. Special video report kindly submitted by www.newsy.com

Oil On Dead Dolphins From BP Spill

Scientists have confirmed the discovery of oil on dead dolphins that have been appearing along the US Gulf coast recently, with oil on some of the dead dolphins linked to the BP oil spill, according to a government agency. In

BP To Resume Drilling In The Gulf

BP will resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in July, some 15 months after the British energy giant was thrown into crisis after a fatal oil spill in the region, a newspaper said Sunday. BP is said to

BP Dolphin Toll Could Be Over 5,000

The discovery of more than 100 dead dolphins on Gulf of Mexico shores likely reflects only a small fraction of the total killed by the BP oil spill last year, a study suggested on Wednesday. The actual toll among cetaceans,

Scientists Doubt Gulf Methane Claim

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Scientists on Thursday cast doubt on a study that claimed bacteria ate nearly all the methane that leaked after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, saying its methods were flawed. Describing the findings as

Did Bacteria Eat Gulf Methane?

Last week The Associated Press published an article claiming that bacteria ate all the Methane gas emitted by the BP Oil spill disaster in just four months. This article was based on a scientific report produced by various authors one

Louisiana Coastline Heavily Oiled

(CNN) — More than eight months after an oil rig explosion launched the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history, Louisiana officials say they’re still finding thick layers of oil along parts of the state’s coastline. “Every day, this shoreline is

BP Cost-Cutting Blamed for Oil Spill

A White House panel has released a damning report on the BP oil spill, blaming cost-cutting for contributing to the disaster. In April last year, an explosion on board the rig killed 11 people and spilled nearly 780 million litres

Wikileaks: BP’s Other Oil Disaster

A BP offshore oil platform suddenly shows signs of a potentially devastating leak. Bubbles form in the seawater. Alarms sound. Panicked oil workers flee the rig. That may sound like the moments that preceded last April’s Deepwater Horizon explosion in

BP Oil Spill: United States Sues BP

The United States filed suit Wednesday against BP and eight other companies for damages stemming from this year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst in US history. The complaint was filed by the Justice Department with a

Gulf Closed as Shrimpers Catch Tar

US authorities Wednesday closed to shrimping a section of the Gulf of Mexico near the area of a massive oil spill this year as a precautionary measure after a commercial shrimper found tar balls in his net. The National Oceanographic

BP Didn’t Put Profit Before Safety

A US presidential panel probing the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster examined Tuesday the oil industry’s safety culture, after its lead investigator said he found no evidence BP and its partners had sacrificed safety for profits. “To date, we have

BP Oil Spill Costs to hit $40bn

BP said today it expects the cost of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster to be $7.7bn (£4.8bn) bigger than previously thought, pushing the total bill to nearly $40bn. The oil giant announced the new charge to cover the cost of

BP Blamed For Skipping Cement Test

Halliburton admitted skipping a key cement test before the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico blowout, as the oil services behemoth found itself Friday day in the crosshairs of a US presidential probe. But the company, in a statement late Thursday, said