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Insertion Tube Siphons Oil from Deepwater Horizon Well

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  insertion tube  oil collection system  spill cleanup  spill response  technology innovation  cofferdam  containment dome 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 17, 2010

BP succeeded yesterday in connecting a 4" pipe to the broken riser to siphon oil and gas from the leaking Macondo well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico's surface. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 108 - David Holt's Perspective on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 17, 2010

In today's episode, I interview David Holt, president of the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), about the need to learn from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, while continuing to develop oil and natural gas offshore.

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Don't Undermine U.S. Energy Security

deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  oil spill liability trust fund 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 14, 2010

A congressional proposal to raise the liability limit from $75 million to $10 billion on the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund could threaten the viability of deepwater operations, significantly reduce U. S. domestic oil production, and harm U.S. energy security.

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Fixing the Deepwater Horizon Leaks

bp  cofferdam  containment dome  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  oil collection system  oil spill cleanup  spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 13, 2010

The New York Times reports today that BP is making headway in solving the problems that are allowing oil from the Macondo well to spill into the Gulf.

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Voices in Support of Offshore Drilling

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  drilling  drilling rigs  energy demand  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  offshore energy  offshore safety  spill response  drilling accident  drilling safety 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 13, 2010

A number of prominent voices in the energy debate are discussing the need for continued safe, environmentally responsible offshore oil and natural gas development. EIA estimates demonstrate that the United States will consume 14 percent more energy in 25 years, including alternatives, renewables and oil and natural gas. 

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Who Pays for the Oil Spill?

bp  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill liability trust fund  oil spill response  spill response  oil spill payment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2010

We've received several telephone calls from reporters who are wondering who pays for oil spill cleanup activities. With regard to the Deepwater Horizon spill, BP has assumed responsibility for the cleanup. 

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Oil Spill Response Expanding Daily

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil industry task forces  oil spill cleanup  oil spill in gulf  oil spill response  spill response  offshore equipment safety  offshore operating procedures 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2010

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill response has become so massive, and the activities aimed at pinpointing a cause have become so numerous, it's becoming increasingly difficult to mention everything in a single blog post.

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Update on the Industry's Task Forces

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  offshore equipment safety  offshore operating procedures  oil industry task forces  oil spill cleanup  oil spill in gulf  oil spill response  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 11, 2010

As we've explained on this blog, API and its member companies have developed dozens of standards and best practices on offshore energy development. The oil and natural industry takes seriously its responsibility to produce energy safely and to protect the environment, and many of the industry's standards and best practices address these critically important issues.

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