BP, Government Upbeat About Macondo Well, State of the Gulf

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 8:20 am

BP has started to cut off the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico through pumping heavy drilling mud into the well, and they believe they have reached static condition on the well, what they call “a significant milestone.” They plan to continue the relief well as a permanent solution, but they do not expect any [...]

Nearly Five Million Barrels Spilled Into Gulf

By: Tuesday August 3, 2010 6:15 am

US scientists put out a new estimate last night of the flow rate of the BP oil disaster, and determined that almost five million barrels, or 200,000,000 gallons, of oil released out of the busted Macondo well since the explosion on April 20. The scientific teams estimate that 53,000 barrels of oil per day were [...]

Shorter BP: We’re Done

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 12:09 pm

Well, this is something: BP Plc has decided not to attach a second blowout preventer on its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico and efforts to end the flow are over until the relief wells are finished, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Thad Allen, who spoke at a press conference today. Today is [...]

Oil Oozing Up On Shore Despite Best Efforts Of BP, Coast Guard To Contain (PR) Fallout

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 10:59 am

BP’s worst nightmare is multiple images of spoiled beaches, dead fish, and black soot. They’ve done everything possible to prevent those images from reaching the public. They’ve dumped millions of gallons of dispersants in the water, some so toxic they were banned in the UK. They’ve sought to keep the oil slick underwater and then [...]

The Looming Economic Implications in the Gulf

By: Saturday May 15, 2010 4:54 pm

The latest gambit by BP to plug the underwater volcano in the Gulf has “hit a snag,” according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The President has sent in a ragtag bunch of scientists, engineers and MacGruber to brainstorm the mess. It’s depressing that the long-awaited, much-anticipated Apollo Project for energy has been reduced to coming [...]

An Unfolding Catastrophe in the Gulf

By: Saturday May 1, 2010 12:21 pm

The underwater gusher dropping 200,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico every day continues unabated, and the unprecedented nature of the incident, basically an undersea volcano spitting oil out from a mile deep, makes it impossible to predict when it will ever be mitigated. The problem with the April 20 spill is that [...]

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