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Friday Energy Facts: Gulf Coast Crude Oil Inventories Reach Record Level

April 18, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Gulf Coast Oil Inventories

Crude oil inventories on the U.S. Gulf Coast reached 207.2 million barrels on April 11, a record high. The levels are the result of the continuing strong crude oil production growth, the opening of TransCanada's Marketlink Pipeline, and a drop in crude oil inputs at USGC refineries as a result of seasonal maintenance.[read more]

A Dolphin's Dilemma for Fishermen in the Gulf

July 30, 2011 by Rocky Kistner
Photo: Rocky Kistner/NRDC

Louisiana shrimp buyer Dean Blanchard has seen plenty of crazy things during his life in the bayou. But his eyes nearly popped out of their sockets the day he watched a mother dolphin pushing her dead baby calf  towards him as he stood on the commercial dock of his once thriving seafood business on...[read more]

Are Strategic Inventories Adequate to Handle Another Oil Crisis?

February 24, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

In a thought-provoking op-ed, Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations has provided a very timely reminder of the role that the strategic petroleum reserves of the US and other nations would play if the turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East spawned another oil crisis. Neither additional drilling nor an accelerated effort on...[read more]

BP to Feinberg: stop paying people so much

February 17, 2011 by Rocky Kistner

Just when you thought BP couldn’t top former CEO Tony Hayward’s ham-handed statements last summer, it appears the giant oil conglomerate still has the mojo to make gulf residents’ blood boil. Today, news reports revealed that the oil conglomerate filed comments stating BP claims administrator Ken Feinberg has been way too generous with...[read more]

Louisianans Describe the Impact of the Spill

June 21, 2010 by Jane Van Ryan

The effects of the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium are becoming manifest along the Gulf Coast. Published reports say rig hands in-training are abandoning plans to work in the offshore energy industry and are looking for jobs in the cleanup effort. To see the human cost of the spill and moratorium, take a look at the videos...[read more]