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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 Spill: Something to Ponder...

bp  deepwater horizon  distribution  gulf oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 28, 2010

One of my colleagues snapped a photo of this sign at a BP service station this weekend.

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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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The Cap, Oil Spill Models and More...

cap for oil leak  deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf drilling  gulf of mexico  spill  spill response 

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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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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Tony Hayward on Capitol Hill

bp  deepwater horizon  deepwater moratorium  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  house subcommittee on oversight and investigations 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 17, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward submitted testimony to a House panel today, saying that he is "deeply sorry" for the tragic Deepwater Horizon incident, adding that it was "complex accident, caused by an unprecedented combination of failures." 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 110 - Kevin Book Discusses Impact of Gulf Oil Spill and Six-Month Mor

access  climate  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 16, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Kevin Book of ClearView Energy Partners LLC about the impact of the oil spill on energy policy and the effects of the six-month moratorium on domestic energy supplies and industry workers. 

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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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