Gulf Coast Disaster News
|January 3, 2012, 11:19 pm|
Company whose rig caused biggest oil spill in US history rewards executives for "best year in safety performance".
Transocean Ltd., the owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded off the Gulf of Mexico last year, has given its top executives bonuses for achieving the "best year in safety performance in our company's history'', despite the blast that killed 11 people and spilled 200 million gallons of oil into the ocean.
|January 2, 2012, 10:29 am|
In the middle of last year, Greenpeace submitted a string of Freedom of Information requests to US government agencies in relation to last year’s disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
As a result the environmental group have obtained some 30,000 memos, emails and transcripts which document the worst oil spill in American history. Taking cues from WikiLeaks, Greenpeace has begun to leak its considerable cache online for all to see. Here’s what we pulled out of the document dump:
|November 29, 2011, 10:02 am|
LAFITTE, La. — The dock at Bundy’s Seafood is quiet, the trucks are empty and a crew a fraction of the normal size sits around a table waiting for something to do. But the most telling indicator that something is wrong is the smell. It smells perfectly fine.
“There’s no shrimp,” explained Grant Bundy, 38. The dock should smell like a place where 10,000 pounds of shrimp a day are bought off the boats. Not this year. In all of September, Bundy’s Seafood bought around 41,000 pounds.
|October 13, 2011, 9:13 am|
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—U.S. offshore-drilling officials issued their first violations related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Wednesday, accusing BP PLC and two of its contractors of breaking several rules.
While citations against BP were widely expected, the government's decision to pursue the contractors Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Co. for infractions jolted the contracting industry, which traditionally avoids liability in such accidents.
|September 30, 2011, 11:20 am|
Originally posted by New York Times - Jeremy Jacobs - September 29, 2011
An ongoing federal investigation into last year's massive rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has found that a particularly lax U.S. regulatory regime was a significant factor in the events leading up to the disaster.
|September 14, 2011, 10:39 am|
BP, Transocean and Halliburton all violated federal safety regulations leading up to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal investigation concluded, in findings that could be crucial for the Justice Department investigation and numerous lawsuits surrounding the disaster.
|September 14, 2011, 10:26 am|
Federal investigators released their final report Wednesday on the causes of the Deepwater Horizon drilling-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last year, castigating BP PLC and its contractors for risky decisions and criticizing the government for oversight gaps.
|September 9, 2011, 10:21 am|
Results from a study using acoustic technology to determine the amount of oil and natural gas released by the Deepwater Horizon spill matched the federal government’s estimates, validating the new measuring technique, researchers said.
|July 13, 2011, 9:46 am|
JACKSON, Miss. -- A hearing has been scheduled in the Mississippi attorney general's lawsuit against the administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund over access to claims filed by coastal residents.
|July 11, 2011, 9:54 am|
Sen. Bill Nelson released a letter on Monday lambasting BP for its request to stop claims payments for future losses.
On Friday, BP requested that claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg not pay any more claims for future losses because the areas affected by the spill have recovered and the eocnomy is improving.
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