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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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Gerard: Don't Put Energy Jobs at Risk

bp  deepwater horizon  department of the interior  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  Jack Gerard  liability trust fund  mms  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil spill cleanup  oil spill liability trust fund  doi  oil spill in gulf  osltf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2010

API President and CEO Jack Gerard told Congress today that raising the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund cap from $75 million to $10 billion "would place about 145,000 jobs at risk."

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Pressure Mounts Against Deepwater Drilling Ban

access  bop  bp  department of the interior  doi  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  mms  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil spill cleanup  oil spill in gulf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2010

The Department of the Interior (DOI) late yesterday sent out a list of new safety requirements to offshore drillers as pressure mounted against the drilling moratorium. 

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What's the Future of Offshore Drilling?

access  bp  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  mms  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil spill  oil spill cleanup 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2010

The offshore oil and natural gas industry is in a holding pattern of sorts today, waiting for the Minerals Management Service (MMS) to issue Notices to Lessees (NTL) that will provide information about offshore energy development. Announcements from MMS offices last week caused concern when at least two drilling permits were rescinded in shallow water after the president announced a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. 

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Containment Cap Collecting Oil Successfully

bp  cap for oil leak  containment cap  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  relief well  spill response 

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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Containment Cap on the Well

blowout preventer  bp  cap for oil leak  containment cap  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

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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Hopes High for Containment Cap

bp  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  spill response  electricity 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

Observers from all over the Gulf Coast and the nation tonight are watching closely as BP and a team of engineers attempt to lower a containment cap on the Macondo well riser.

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Oil Spill Shouldn't Cloud Energy Facts

bp  climate bill  eia  energy reality  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill investigations  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

At a speech at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday, President Obama called the Gulf oil spill a "catastrophe" and pushed for a climate bill and higher taxes on oil companies to pay for "clean energy research and development." Mr. Obama added, "The next generation will not be held hostage to energy sources from the last century. We will not move back. America will move forward." 

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