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Deepwater Horizon Hearings

bp  congress  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf oil spill  spill cleanup  spill response  halliburton 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 11, 2010

Officials from BP, Transocean and Halliburton are on Capitol Hill today testifying about the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 107- Louisiana's Response to Gulf Oil Spill

deepwater horizon  gulf oil spill  louisiana  offshore drilling  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response  spill response  spill cleanup technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 11, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Chris John, president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association, about Louisiana's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the importance of continuing offshore development. 

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Options for Stopping the Leaks

bp  cofferdam  containment dome  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 10, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon's Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico threw another curve ball at engineers who were hoping to stop the leak with a 100-ton containment chamber this weekend. 

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Conference Call on Deepwater Horizon Response

bp  deepwater horizon  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 7, 2010

Yesterday API hosted a conference call with 14 bloggers to discuss the Deepwater Horizon incident, and spill response and cleanup efforts. Several API representatives who have been closely monitoring the issue were on the call to take questions.

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Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup: An Apollo 13 Mission

containment dome  deepwater horizon  spill response  containment chamber 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 6, 2010

Trying to stop the oil leaks in the Gulf is similar to the Apollo 13 mission, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen told the Houston Chronicle yesterday. Allen said the well site, which is 5,000 feet beneath the water's surface, makes the response effort exceedingly complex and too deep for human access except with ROVs

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BP Stops One Leak

bp  deepwater horizon  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 5, 2010

BP has stopped one of the three oil leaks caused by the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico. BP spokesman John Curry said today it's not likely to reduce the amount of oil spilling into the water, but it "does enable to us to make progress, to winnow down the focus from three leaks to two." (The New York Times

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Surgical Procedure by Robot Control

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  rovs  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 3, 2010

"This is like doing open-heart surgery at 5,000 feet in the dark with robot-controlled submarines," Lamar McKay, chairman and president of BP America, said this weekend as he described the complexity of stopping the oil leaks in the Gulf of Mexico. 

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