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Europe's Oil Giants Call For Carbon Pricing

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

The leaders of six of Europe’s largest oil producers are calling for a plan to price planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, citing climate change ...

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

BP Oil Spill Fine Upset: Likely to Soar Tens of Billions

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Just after mainstream financial news outlets reported that BP p.l.c. is close to a settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history, there is more bad news for BP that could cause its fine to soar tens of billions of dollars.

BP: Still Leaking (Updated)

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

As if British Petroleum didn't have enough trouble with its Gulf Coast damage settlement, Norwegian authorities are investigating a "substantial" oil and gas leak off the coast of Norway.

Eskimo Family Beats BP

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- BP PLC has closed a small portion of the Prudhoe Bay oil field following a judge's ruling that federal regulators didn't get...

Bumpy Start To BP Fund Puzzles Gulf

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The last Saturday night in September, Timothy Farris shut down his Godfather's Pizza restaurant here in this small Gulf Coast beach town, a victim, he...

Risks Remain With Gulf Well Cap Coming Off

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - The image of thick crude gushing from a blown-out oil well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico was turned off when a ti...

Deepwater Drilling Ban Costs 23,000 Oil Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico costs at least 23,000 jobs, according to a federal document th...

BP Oil Spill Coverup: Fishermen Speak Up

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While officials claim most of the oil from America's worst-ever spill has disappeared, fishermen hired by BP are still finding tar balls--and being in...

OIL DOESN'T JUST DISAPPEAR: University Study Contradicts Government Estimates, Up To 79% Could Remain

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A group of scientists say that most of that BP oil the government claimed was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is actually still there. The scientists be...

Blessing Of The Boats: Gulf Shrimpers Pray For Good Season Despite Oil

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

THERIOT, La. (Associated Press) - Docked boats were bedecked with fluttering red, white and blue streamers and rainbows of balloons in a bayou-country...

As Oil Spill Cleanup Shifts Gears, Gulf Residents Fear They'll Be Forgotten

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Obama administration officials promised Sunday to remain focused on the Gulf Coast -- punishing BP for the worst oil spill in U.S. history, and cleani...

What The Oil-Rig Cook Saw: Corruption, Mostly

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For 15 years, Dan Peterson worked as a cook on oil rigs off the coast of Louisiana. During much of that time Peterson lived on Grand Isle, the barrier...

BP: Static Kill Is Working, 'It's A Milestone'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (Associated Press) - Mud that was forced down a blown-out well was holding down the flow of oil at the bottom of the Gulf of Mex...

Gulf Crews Prepare To Kill The Spill Permanently

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf of Mexico right now is a rush job: an experimenta...

Gulf Cleanup Will Change Once Oil Stops For Good

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - The government's point man for the Gulf spill plans to meet with coastal parish officials Thursday to talk about what...

BP: 'No Final Decision' On Replacing Tony Hayward

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON (Associated Press) - BP PLC said Monday that "no final decision" has been made about management changes, which reportedly include the departure...

Judge Who Overturned Oil Drilling Moratorium Won't Withdraw From Case

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) -- A federal judge who overturned the Obama administration's initial six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling has...

Coast Guard Official Accused Of Witness Intimidation In Oil Spill Hearings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KENNER, La. (Associated Press) -- A Coast Guard official leading a government probe of the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion was accused today by...

SIGNS OF FRUSTRATION: Gulf Residents Have Nothing But Time -- To Protest

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you want to know how residents here feel about the oil spill, just read the signs that are posted on seemingly every electrical pole, planted in fr...

BP, Feds Clash Over Reopening Capped Gulf Oil Well

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - BP and the Obama administration offered significantly differing views Sunday on whether the capped Gulf of Mexico oil...

Seep Found Near BP's Blown Out Oil Well, Possible Methane

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press))- A federal official said Sunday that scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane seen near BP's busted ...

The Gulf Waits: Oil Is Plugged, But For How Long?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - The Gulf Coast found itself in an odd moment of limbo Saturday: The oil has been stopped, but no one knows if it's co...

BP Gets Go Ahead To Resume Well Capping After Day Of Delays

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE: 5:54 PM ET After meeting with government officials and assuring them of the safety of the next steps of the oil leak cap, BP has the go ahead...

BP Tests New Cap: Will It Stop This Leak?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In a potentially pivotal moment in the Gulf crisis, BP planned to begin closing valves Tuesday in a slow and methodical process th...