A Houston-based pipeline company is cleaning up an oil spill northwest of Oklahoma City. The 19,000 gallon spill affected about 70 acres of farmland and reached one small creek. (April 26)
A 1,050-gallon oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota polluted a tributary of the Little Missouri River but was prevented from flowing into the larger waterway by its fast-moving current, … Click to Continue »
In my best Thomas Dolby voice: SCIENCE!...According to a paper published in the journal Science on Thursday, Americans are willing to pay $17.2 billion to prevent another BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thanks to a team of scientists who conducted a six-year study into the effects of the 134-million-gallon...
As the world looks back on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster seven years later, a study released this week highlights the costly ecological impacts of the largest maritime oil spill on record. Scientists found that Americans would be willing...Show More Summary
Hint: It’s a lot
One month after crude oil began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissioned research to gauge the environmental cost of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, which would ask American households what they'd pay to prevent similar damage in the future. Show More Summary
(University of California - San Diego) The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest maritime oil spill in US history. Almost seven years to the day after the start of the environmental disaster, researchers have published a price tag of the damage done to natural resources: $17.2 billion.
The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Crude prices took a spill today. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images That’s why the United States Oil Fund (USO), which declined 3.8%, and the iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN (OIL), down 5.1%, are Wednesday’s biggest ETF flops. The slide may have been caused by American Petroleum Institute‘s report on Tuesday that […]
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Researchers from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science played a key role in understanding the severity of the BP oil spill. They're now barcoding fish eggs to determine where fish are spawning, helping create protected areas and a baseline should another oil spill occur.
A BP oil and gas well in Alaska blew out late last week, uncontrollably spilling crude oil and gas just around 60 miles away from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The well was out of control through the weekend. The Arctic oil spill happened just days before the seven year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.[...]
An offshore oil platform near Santa Barbara will be decommissioned and its operator, Venoco, is seeking bankruptcy protection, nearly two years after the platform was idled when an onshore pipeline ruptured and spilled a massive amount of oil into the ocean, the state and company said Monday. The...
The oil giant British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas well on Alaska’s Northern Slope that blew out on Friday continues to spill crude oil and gas uncontrollably. There have been no injuries or reports of damage to wildlife, but crews trying to secure…
A subsidiary of BP is reporting a crude oil spill on Alaska's North Slope. BP Exploration Alaska Inc. told state regulators Friday that oil is spraying from a well onto … Click to Continue »
When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading to the worst oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the well's operators thought they would be able to block the leak within a few weeks. Show More Summary
A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law … Click to Continue »
Satirist John Clarke's pitch-perfect portrayal of an Australian senator denying the impact of an oil spill once prompted a Snopes fact-check report.
An April 6 L.A. Times story, by Columbia Journalism School researchers, used 2,340 words to reject years of court cases and research. Instead, the agenda-driven story blamed the 1989 Exxon Valdez shipwreck and resulting oil spill on climate change.
When a freight train derailed in the Montana town of Culbertson, spilling 27,000 gallons of crude oil, investigators blamed the 2015 accident on defective or missing fasteners used to hold … Click to Continue »