Posts Tagged ‘ Gulf of Mexico ’

‘Stage Two’ of the BP Gulf of Mexico Environmental Disaster

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

Since BP’s catastrophic Macondo Blowout in the Gulf of Mexico last year, the Obama Administration has granted nearly 300 new drilling permits and shirked plans to plug 3,600 of more than 28,000 abandoned wells, which pose significant threats to the severely damaged sea.

Among those granted new permits for drilling in the Gulf, on Friday Obama granted BP permission to explore for oil in the Gulf, allowing it to bid on new leases that will be sold at auction in December. reports.

BP Investigates New Oil Sheen in Gulf of Mexico

Aug 18th, 2011 | By

I know: There are thousands of oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Many probably spill many gallons of oil into the Gulf everyday. But I still cannot get myself to pull into a BP station to fill my tires with air, no less my tank with gasoline. Do you use BP gas? If so, why?

New microbe discovered eating oil spill in Gulf

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

WASHINGTON – A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe is suddenly flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf following the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. And the microbe works without significantly depleting oxygen in

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More Sophisticated Rigs Drill Deeper Still for Oil

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

The $3 billion rig Perdido can pump oil from dozens of wells nearly two miles under the sea while simultaneously drilling new ones. It is part of a wave of ultra-deep platforms — all far more sophisticated than the rig that was used to drill the ill-fated BP well that blew up in April