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Oil Collection to Increase

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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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The Cap, Oil Spill Models and More...

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 24, 2010

BP reinstalled the cap on the blowout preventer (BOP) at the leaking Macondo well last evening, and it began capturing oil and gas a short time later. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says the amount of oil being collected could rise to about 53,000 barrels a day after a third containment device arrives next Tuesday. 

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Ruling on Moratorium Expected Soon

access  deepwater moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  energy policy  obama  offshore drilling  oil leak  oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 22, 2010

U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman says he will rule on the deepwater drilling moratorium by noon tomorrow. 

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Lightning Interrupts Oil Collection

bp  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  obama  oil leak  oil spill  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 15, 2010

While oil company officials were being questioned by Congress today, a bolt of lightning started a small fire on the Discoverer Enterprise, the drillship that is collecting oil and flaring gas from the leaking Macondo well. 

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Industry Forms Task Forces on Well Control and Spill Response

bp  containment cap  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  industry task forces  Jack Gerard  oil leak  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  well control 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 10, 2010

The oil and natural gas industry is forming two new task forces to address both short-term and long-term issues involving subsea well control and spill response and cleanup. 

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Containment Cap Collecting Oil Successfully

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 7, 2010

The New York Times reports another ship is being sent to the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well to process oil and gas captured by the containment cap and brought safely to the surface. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 109 - Burt Adams Discusses Economic Effects of Moratorium

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 7, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Burt Adams, chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), about the potential economic effects of the president's six-month deepwater drilling moratorium on coastal communities. 

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Containment Cap on the Well

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2010

BP and a team of engineers have lowered the containment cap on the blowout preventer. 

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