oil spill response

Do Oil Spills Boost the Economy?

May 8, 2014 by Andrew Leach

This week, Press Progress and the Vancouver Sun’s Peter O’Neil reported that Kinder Morgan had quantified the economic benefits of oil spills in its application to expand the Trans-Mountain Pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. Yes, the benefits of oil spills: they create jobs.[read more]

Exxon Spills Tar Sands Oil Again, Can’t Find 126,000 Gallons Spilled In Arkansas

May 3, 2013 by Joseph Romm

ExxonMobil oil spill in Arkansas

Despite a massive cleanup effort in the Mayflower, Arkansas, neighborhood, the federal pipeline safety agency reports that ExxonMobil has recovered only 2,000 of the total 5,000 barrels of spilled tar sands crude.[read more]

Who Pays for the Oil Spill?

May 13, 2010 by Jane Van Ryan

We've received several telephone calls from reporters who are wondering who pays for oil spill cleanup activities. With regard to the Deepwater Horizon spill, BP has assumed responsibility for the cleanup. As BP America President and Chairman Lamar McKay told a Senate panel yesterday, "No resource available to this company...[read more]

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup: An Apollo 13 Mission

May 6, 2010 by Jane Van Ryan

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. He added that...[read more]

The Future of Offshore Drilling

May 4, 2010 by Jane Van Ryan

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident, one of the most often asked questions is: What does this mean for the future of offshore drilling? While many people are understandably concerned about the safety and environmental risks associated with offshore drilling, we are encouraging all Americans not to rush to judgment on this...[read more]

Deepwater Horizon: What Others Are Saying

April 28, 2010 by Jane Van Ryan

Bloggers are watching the oil spill response closely, and a few have offered their thoughts about the importance of oil and natural gas to the American way of life. Merv Benson at Prairie Pundit commented: "BP is certainly putting the resources behind the effort to staunch the flow of oil from the blowout. It is important not noly...[read more]