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Industry Task Forces Issue Recommendations

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 7, 2010

After several weeks of intense study into the Deepwater Horizon accident, two industry task forces released their recommendations today. 

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Oil Rapidly Disappearing from Gulf

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf oil spill  macondo well  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  static kill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2010

With the success of the static kill, another important step has been taken toward recovery from the worst marine oil spill in American history. It's estimated that 4.9 million barrels of oil, plus or minus 10 percent, poured into the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Oil Stops Flowing in the Gulf

blowout preventer  bp  containment cap  deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf oil spill  macondo well  oil spill cleanup  spill response  oil stops flowing 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2010

For the first time in more than two months, the Macondo well is not leaking oil and gas into the Gulf.

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Checking the Well's Integrity

bp  containment cap  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 13, 2010

Using painstaking care, BP engineers are conducting tests that could determine whether a new cap can stop the flow of oil from the leaking Macondo well. 

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Oil Leak Update

bp  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 12, 2010

BP engineers are making progress on installing a new cap on the leaking Macondo well. The process began just after noon on Saturday with the removal of the LMRP cap. In a news release, BP says the next step is to install a capping stack containing three closing rams.

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As "Alex" Grows, Skimmers Stop Work

bp  deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf drilling  gulf of mexico  hurricane alex  hurricanes  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 29, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard and BP sent oil skimming boats back to port this morning as Tropical Storm Alex gained strength and threatened to become the first Gulf hurricane of 2010. 

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Oil Collection to Increase

blowout preventer  bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  oil leak  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 28, 2010

The first tropical storm of the season has veered away from the Gulf oil spill, allowing engineers to continue siphoning oil and gas from the leaking Macondo well.

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Blowout Preventer Cap Removed

blowout preventer  bp  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  rovs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 23, 2010

Safety concerns have prompted engineers to remove the cap from the leaking well's blowout preventer (BOP) in the Gulf. 

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Setting the Offshore Record Straight

bp  deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  hearings  oil spill hearing 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 17, 2010

In the two months since the Deepwater Horizon accident, numerous investigations have been launched, several congressional hearings have been held, and many statements have been made about oil and natural gas industry regulation. Unfortunately, many statements about industry regulations have had little or no basis in fact. 

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