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WWF maps future Arctic oil spill disasters

Sunday, 27 July 2014 07:29
Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil and BP Canada have each applied for permission to explore Canada's Arctic Beaufort Sea for oil. The site due to be studied stretches for more than one million acres and is home to rich and diverse sealife, including the world's largest beluga whale population, migrating bowhead whales, more than 70 species of fish and myriad seabirds that call the coasts and wetlands home.
BP Earnings Preview: Lower Production Volume, Improvement In Refining Margins Expected
Sunday, 27 July 2014 02:42
BP Plc. is scheduled to report its 2014 second quarter earnings on July 29. Average Europe Brent crude oil prices were up by around 7% year-on-year during the second quarter and will positively impact the company’s crude oil revenues. However, we expect BP’s upstream earnings to be negatively impacted by lower hydrocarbon production volume, primarily due to Abu Dhabi onshore concession expiry in January this year and planned turnaround activities at its higher-margin upstream projects…
Obama's Offshore Energy Policy Could Rescue Oil And Gas Explorers
Sunday, 27 July 2014 02:20
Has the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster run its course? The Obama administration may think so, having shifted gears in recent weeks and removed potential barriers to more drilling off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This is in addition to earlier moves that eased the steps for developers to pursue oil and gas deposits in the Gulf of Mexico and possibly off the coast of Alaska.
Crews Cleanup 1,000 Pounds of BP Oil Spill Remnants
Saturday, 26 July 2014 18:06
While Panama City Beach celebrates conserving the beach, our neighbors further up the coast are struggling to clean it up. Oil remnants from the 2010 BP oil spill were discovered about a month ago. Florida Panhandle officials are working to clean up a mat of oil, sand, shells and water off of the Gulf Island's National Seashore's Fort Pickens Beach.
BP executive charge with obstruction in oil spill probe to get trial date
Friday, 25 July 2014 04:46
A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a trial date in the case of David Rainey. The move follows a recent appeals court decision that Rainey can be tried on the obstruction charge.
Panhandle cleaning up weathered oil from BP spill
Thursday, 24 July 2014 21:09
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Florida Panhandle officials are cleaning up over 1,700 pounds of weathered oil from the 2010 BP oil spill. The large submerged mat of oil mixed with sand, shells and water just off the Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Pickens beach is being removed by a cleanup crew digging it up by hand. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr.
Arctic oil well blowout could spread more than 1,000 km: WWF study
Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:04
By Nia Williams CALGARY Alberta (Reuters) - Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometers to the west coast of Alaska, a World Wildlife Fund study showed on Friday. The WWF contracted RPS Applied Science Associates to model 22 different oil spill scenarios and map the spread of the oil, potential impact on…
Crowd protests oil trains, BP operations at Cherry Point
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:36
The fate of a Cherry Point oil-loading dock. Distrust of BP. A minor oil-car derailment in Seattle. All of these surfaced Thursday at a hearing in Seattle. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held the public hearing to discuss a draft environmental impact study of a dock for oil ships built in 2001, a project that did not go through such an analysis at that time.
This Thing Could Put A Rocket Under BP plc Shares
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 04:04
Oil giant BP (LSE: BP) (NYSE: BP.US) was forced into a massive restructuring of its business as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. The FTSE 100 company has sold billions of dollars of assets to raise cash to fund its liabilities, as well as to invest in its continuing operations. In one respect there was something of a silver lining to the disaster, in that it gave BP a certain…
Nine Sentenced for Filing Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:22
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