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Galveston oil spill backs up Gulf of Mexico traffic

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:44
Galveston oil spill: Crews cleaned and attempted to contain an oil spill in Galveston Bay Sunday. It's unclear exactly how much oil was spilled from a barge carrying nearly a million gallons Saturday.

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:31
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked the movement Sunday of about 60 ships, including three cruise ships, between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways. Officials believe only one of the barge's tanks — which holds 168,000 gallons — was breached, though Coast ...

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:10
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — The Coast Guard says that the cleanup of a Texas oil spill is blocking the movement of about 60 ships in or out of the Galveston Bay, including three cruise ships.

Cleanup of oil spill in Galvenston Bay backs up Gulf of Mexico traffic

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:00
Crews cleaned and attempted to contain an oil spill in Galveston Bay Sunday. It's unclear exactly how much oil was spilled from a barge carrying nearly a million gallons Saturday.

Crews mopping up oil spill in Texas' Galveston Bay

Sun, 2014-03-23 09:18
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked traffic Sunday between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways, affecting all vessels, even cruise ships.

Vital Houston oil tanker routes shut amid spill cleanup

Sun, 2014-03-23 07:11
TEXAS CITY, Texas (Reuters) - The closure of major Texas shipping channels that deliver crude to more than a tenth of the nation's refining capacity was set to run into a third day and could continue through the week as crews were still working on Sunday night to clean up after an oil spill.        

Oil Spill Cleanup Impedes Major Texas Ship Channel

Sat, 2014-03-22 21:41
Oil spill cleanup blocks traffic to Texas ship channel; residue 12 miles out in Gulf of Mexico

Guest: Promises broken by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 25 years later

Sat, 2014-03-22 21:27
As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska on March 24, recall the history of previous industry promises made and broken, writes guest columnist Richard Steiner.

Next phase of Gulf oil spill trial set for 2015

Sat, 2014-03-22 18:48
A federal judge has set a tentative trial date next year to consider federal Clean Water Act penalties that BP could face for the millions of gallons of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 Deepwater...

The State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Beach Pollution Report for Friday, March 21, 2014

Sat, 2014-03-22 15:17
The following is a summary of the 3/21/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this [...]

Next Phase of Gulf Oil Spill Trial Set for 2015

Fri, 2014-03-21 14:46
3rd phase of BP oil spill trial set for early next year; this one deals with penalties

Next phase of Gulf oil spill trial set for 2015

Fri, 2014-03-21 14:41
A federal judge has set a tentative trial date next year to consider federal Clean Water Act penalties that BP could face for the millions of gallons of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the ...

BP returns to Gulf of Mexico nearly 4 years after ban

Fri, 2014-03-21 09:00
Oil supermajor BP took its first step Wednesday toward returning to offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after a drilling moratorium put in place following the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Four years after that tragedy, officials say the region is still a centerpiece of the US energy portfolio.

BP wins rights to drill for oil in Gulf of Mexico

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:18
BP has won the rights to drill for oil in 24 deepwater tracts in the Gulf of Mexico, The Hill reported. The company’s high bids at a federal auction Wednesday in New Orleans totaled $41.6 million, according to The Associated Press.

BP Partner Anadarko E-Mails Seen Showing Role in Well

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:14
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. officials urged BP Plc to drill deeper into the Gulf of Mexico well that caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history even after BP warned that doing so would be unsafe.

25 years on, Valdez spill effects linger

Thu, 2014-03-20 17:56
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

TW Cable execs set to get $135M 'golden parachute'

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:32
Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:25
Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill. The 987-foot tanker, carrying 53 million ...

25 years after Exxon Valdez, some damage heals, some effects linger in Prince William Sound

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:24
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

The State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Beach Pollution Report for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thu, 2014-03-20 09:41
The following is a summary of the 3/19/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this [...]
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