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Energy Quote of the Day: 'Make Available Nearly 80 Percent of the Undiscovered Technically Recoverable Resources'

February 6, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Recoverable Resources

The Obama administration has released plans to open up the US Atlantic coast to offshore oil drilling for the first time. Obama declined to issue leases after the ban expired, and clamped down BP oil spill. But Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that tougher regulations and oversight have improved safety.[read more]

Three Years After Deepwater Horizon, Congress Has Failed To Improve Drilling Safety

April 21, 2013 by Joseph Romm

BP Gulf oil spill

So, three years after the BP Gulf oil catastrophe, what has changed? Are government and industry leaders taking steps to reduce the risk of another destructive spill or blowout? The answers are decidedly mixed.[read more]

Ken Salazar to Vacate Interior Secretary Position in March

January 22, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

As the Obama administration sets off to begin its second term in office, they’ll have to start off without the services of a key inside member of the energy department in years past.Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has decided to step away from his position and return back to Colorado in March.  He served as Senator of the Centennial...[read more]

BP Employee Arrested For Destroying Evidence in Gulf Oil Disaster

April 25, 2012 by Joseph Romm

Federal prosecutors have issued the first arrest related to the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. The Justice Department has charged a former BP engineer with destroying evidence on BP’s internal response to the disaster.[read more]

Far from DC, Michigan Residents Fight Their Own Tar Sands Pipeline Battles

March 1, 2012 by Rocky Kistner

As TransCanada announced it would begin building the southern leg of its Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas—setting the stage for a new Congressional battle over the transnational pipeline—Michigan residents are worried about a massive tar sands oil spill that persists in their backyards.  ...[read more]

BP Shrinks by $16 Billion

July 27, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

I've been going though BP's second-quarter earnings press release and results to get a better sense of the impact of the Gulf Coast oil spill on the company's finances. It's a measure of the scale of a "Supermajor" like BP and the robustness of its underlying cash flows that it could continue to invest more than $6 billion (B) in capital...[read more]

The Week In Green Energy: 'Plug The Damn hole!'

May 29, 2010 by Terrence Murray

Week of May 24 - to - May 28, 2010 President Obama tours the beach at Port Fourchon with Parish President Charlotte Randolph. The oil spill resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster now officially ranks as the worst in U.S. history. Eager to place a containment dome over a media cycle that was drawing...[read more]