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What Price for Extra Oil?

Peter Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Not too long ago, the rush to renewable and alternative energy sources was strong, with public subsidies and private funds in full support of solar, wind, bio-fuels, and other new technologies and approaches. But suddenly all that went away.

Major Oil Company Warns Of Potential Deep Sea Leaks

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

By Stephen Eisenhammer, Oleg Vukmanovic and Muriel Boselli LONDON/PARIS, Sept 5 (Reuters) - A corrosive drilling fluid that triggered...

Halliburton Officers, Others Testify In 2010 Gulf Spill Trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 18, 2013 edition.) Week three of the Gulf oil spill trial under Judge Carl Barbier...

Ship Sank Off Dutch Coast, Crew Members Missing

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Four crew members died and seven were missing in the icy waters of the North Sea, after a cargo ship collided with another v...

North Sea Well Blow-out Spikes Carbon Emissions

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok. Déjà vu? Not quite, but certainly some echoes of BP's Deepwater Horizon incident from two years ago. On March 25, the...

The Newest Obstacle For Gas 'Well Kill'

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green

* Bad weather prevents experts from flying to the platform * Total says flight pushed back to Thursday, Friday * Experts...

Efforts To Battle North Sea Gas Leak Hit By Rough Seas

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green

* Gales forecast for North Sea area this afternoon -Met Office * Total to move drilling rigs from two nearby fields * T...

How To Cap A Well Spewing Gas

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green

* Total, HSE to meet Monday to discuss risks in stopping leak * HSE expected to give Total positive advice * Danger of ...

Permission To Kill The Well?

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green

By Muriel Boselli and Karolin Schaps PARIS, April 1 (Reuters) - British authorities are expected to grant French oil company Total per...

'Hellfighters' To The Rescue In Potentially Disastrous Gas Leak

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

* Wild Well Control also worked on BP's Macondo disaster * UK's Oil Spill Response also called in By Henning Gloystein ...

PROBLEM: Leaking Explosive Gas Plumes

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

* Pressure change on Feb. 25 signalled trouble, govt told * Troubled well had been plugged year earlier * Company to dri...

'World's Largest' Sand Mass Discovered

Posted 03.29.2012 | Green

By Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor: A giant mass of sand large enough to bury all of Manhattan under dunes more than 50 stories tall ...

THAT CAN'T BE GOOD...

AP | BEN McCONVILLE | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Environmental groups warned Thursday they fear an oil spill could be triggered at a North Sea offshore platform that has ...

'An Explosion Waiting To Happen'?

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green

* Elgin may become "an explosion waiting to happen" - consultant * Total shares under pressure * Wind taking gas away f...

Stopping North Sea Gas Leak 'Could Take About Six Months'

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

By Oleg Vukmanovic and Gwladys Fouche LONDON/OSLO, March 27 (Reuters) - A cloud of explosive natural gas boiling out ...

Flammable Gas Leak Forces More Evacuations

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

LONDON (AP) — Energy company Shell has evacuated some of its workers from two platforms in the North Sea that are near an underwater gas leak from a...

Are We Really Ready to Expose Our Arctic Waters to the Threat of a Major Oil Spill?

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The icy waters north of Alaska are home to polar bears, walruses and whales; it's a fragile environment, and our understanding of this unique marine ecosystem is not well developed.

North Sea Spill Reveals Risks of Drilling in the More Remote, Less Regulated Arctic

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Drilling in the inhospitable waters of the Arctic Oceans presents far more logistical and environmental challenges than the well-charted North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

Shell 'Deeply Regrets' Spill, Second Leak Pumps 84 Gallons Of Oil Daily Into North Sea

AP | By TOBY STERLING and MEERA SELVA | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

LONDON -- Royal Dutch Shell struggled to contain the worst North Sea oil spill in a decade as well as damage to its credibility Tuesday as a second le...

Shell Fighting Oil Leak In North Sea

AP | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Friday it is trying to stop oil leaking from a flow line at one of its drilling platforms in the North Sea off...

Man Feared Dead As Melting Snow Floods Germany

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN (AP) -- Mild temperatures melted record December snowfalls across Germany, causing rivers from the Rhine in the west to the Oder in the east to...

The Other Face of Hamburg (PHOTOS)

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

*SEE PHOTOS BELOW* What comes to mind when someone mentions Hamburg? A port city in the cold northern reaches of Germany with ubiquitous sex shops a...

Wake Up and See the Dead Zones!

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

All told, there are over 400 dead zones worldwide, affecting an area of more than 245,000 square kilometers, a number that has increased exponentially since the 1960s.