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Singing the Drilling-Blues Down at the Library

Singing the Drilling-Blues Down at the Library

Environmentalists are at the Pensacola downtown library, waving signs and singing songs. They are protesting an oil company’s request to waive emission standards for a Gulf of Mexico drilling operation. The environmentalists are also awaiting the public hearing they pressed the Environmental [...]

Local EPA Hearing on Gulf Drilling Permit

The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing on BHP Billiton Petroleum’s request to waive current emission regulations in pursuit of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico’s DeSoto Canyon. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Pensacola, about 125 miles from BHP’s [...]

Eastern Gulf Lease Sales

Lease sales 225 and 226. Those are the ones to watch. Those are the sales in the Easter portion of the Gulf of Mexico off of Florida’s coast. On June 28, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the Proposed Final 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. [...]

Connie Mack Attack

Connie Mack Attack

The frontline of a political campaign is not for the weak stomached. The scripts and variables are fluid. It can get awkward and painful to watch. The scene in Pensacola today became unbearable long before Congressman Connie Mack III (R-Ft. Myers) arrived at the gas station. The U.S. senate [...]

We are still looking at August to cap BP well

We are still looking at August to cap BP well

According to Adm. Thad Allen, the National Incident Commander, BP is in position to move forward, when the weather conditions allow, to put a second containment cap on Deepwater Horizon well. “That will allow us at some point with—as other production platforms are brought on board during [...]

Should MMS require relief wells?

Maybe a more productive requirement from new and improved Minerals Management Service would be to require all current to begin drilling relief wells. The wells would provide added safety and create more jobs offshore. It's probably too simple of a solution.

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

As of May 18 UNDERWATER ----Subtitle “Don’t expect it to be stopped any time soon.” . The riser insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system is estimated to be collecting and carrying about 2,000 barrels a day (b/d) of oil to flow up to the drillship Discoverer Enterprise on the surface [...]

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

The Daily Drilling Report reveals what may have caused the explosion. According to BP, “before, during or after the cement job, an undetected influx of hydrocarbons entered the wellbore.” In other words, there was a breach somewhere in well integrity that allowed methane gas and possibly [...]

Exclusive: BP screwed up Exxon Valdez cleanup, too

Exclusive: BP screwed up Exxon Valdez cleanup, too

I have been trying to get a handle on what we can truly expect from British Petroleum with this Gulf oil spill. Earlier in the week, I interviewed attorney Brent Coon, who battled BP over a refinery explosion in Texas that killed 15 people and injured 170 workers and residents. Yesterday, I [...]

Scaring us into drilling?

Philadelphia City Papers questions the GOP drill agenda. Are they using facts or just spinning the talking heads on TV? I love the opening: With gas prices hovering over $4 a gallon across the U.S., the doyens of petrophilia are pulling out all the stops in an effort to get the U.S. to [...]