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Obama Administration Sets New Offshore Oil Well Safety Rules

Reuters | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled new oil well control rules to prevent the kind of blowout that happened six years...

11 Interesting Sights In The Kingdom of Bahrain

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.15.2016 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

When I recently visited Bahrain, the TSA agent reviewing my passport looked at me curiously and asked me, "Why did you visit Bahrain?" Simple answer: The Kingdom of Bahrain is a great extension to a Dubai or an Abu Dhabi trip. The flights are inexpensive and under an hour.

Brooklyn Filmmaker's Boomtown Strikes it Rich

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Brooklyn filmmaker Rachel Libert's TV documentary marvelously captures the bust-to-boom transformation of a tiny North Dakota town where oil is discovered.

Oil And Gas Companies Applying For Water Rights In Southwest Colorado

Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Hundreds of water-rights owners in Southwest Colorado had a surprise in their mailboxes early this year - a lengthy application for water rights by th...

Obama Oil Spill Failure: How The President Failed To Crack Down On MMS, BP

Rolling Stone Politics | Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White ...

Nuclear Option For Plugging Oil Well Gains Support, But U.S. Not On Board

New York Times | William J. Broad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking...

Reading the Pictures: Crude Comparison

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Shaw

2010-04-29-spil.jpgWhile the Gulf is in flames, the Germans are putting up elegant-looking offshore windmills in the North Sea this week.

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Could Face Complications From Tropical Storm Alex, Weather

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- The logistics of containing the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico are mind-boggling even in ideal conditions. Add a tropical stor...

BP Oil Spill: Containment Cap To Be Replaced Next Month

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)- As officials reported a gradual increase in the amount of oil being captured from a spewing wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf of Me...

Sam Stein

BP Director On The Defensive: 'Cutting Corners' Is Not The Way We Do Business (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BP Managing Director Bob Dudley insisted on Sunday that his company did not "cut-corners" in its operations in the Gulf, despite increasingly clear in...

U.S. Considering Criminal Case Against BP

LA Times | Richard A. Serrano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A team of top federal prosecutors and investigators has taken the first steps toward a formal criminal investigation into oil giant BP's actions befor...

Reading The Pictures: A Crude Salute

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-07-30-mccain_cindy_oilderrick.jpg Conservatives obviously don't get the irony of having their presidential nominee and wife billboarding militarism while standing next to an oil derrick.