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Hess' own projection of a possible spill. Terrifying.

BP's 'sadly naive' attitude

Posted by ben — 2 February 2011 at 11:22am - Comments
BP has learned little from its experience in the Gulf of Mexico
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BP has learned little from its experience in the Gulf of Mexico

BP’s results for the last quarter of 2010 were published yesterday, with the firm admitting that the total cost of the Deepwater Horizon spill will be about £26bn. This off the back of making a total loss of £3.1bn for last year, despite final quarter profits of £2.9bn (made mainly because of the high oil price).

Arctic oil: even the money men can't do the maths

Posted by ben — 27 January 2011 at 12:57pm - Comments
Cairn's tugs drag icebergs out the way of its Arctic oil drilling rig
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Cairn's tugs drag icebergs out the way of its Arctic oil drilling rig

An interesting article was published recently in the German newspaper Der Spiegel, examining the costs of oil extraction in the Arctic. The region, increasingly seen by the oil industry as the Promised Land, could hold significant amounts of hydrocarbons.

Oil companies are taking their drills to the Arctic

Keep on truckin'

Posted by vickywyatt — 13 January 2011 at 5:49pm - Comments
Tar sands mine in the boreal forest of Canada
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Tar sands mine in the boreal forest of Canada

The simmering tensions between the road lobby and the government have surfaced again as fuel prices soar. Yesterday, the freight industry launched a campaign to lobby against any further rises in fuel duty.

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Chevron's projection of a possible oil spill at its Lagavulin drill site in the

Using leaks to prevent spills?

Posted by jamess — 10 December 2010 at 5:44pm - Comments
Chevron's projection of a possible oil spill at its Lagavulin drill site in the
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Chevron's projection of a possible oil spill at its Lagavulin drill site in the North Sea

From Chevron to Shell, Nigeria to the North Sea, the slippery mask of big oil was briefly removed this week.

On Tuesday we learned from a leaked internal company report that Transocean – the operators of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig – had a partial “blow-out” on one of its North Sea rigs only months before the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe.

Chevron's projection of a possible oil spill at its Lagavulin drill site in the

We take the government to court over oil drilling

Posted by jamess — 12 November 2010 at 2:07pm - Comments

We've taken the government to the High Court in a bid to stop offshore drilling in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Our lawyers filed a claim at the Royal Courts of Justice this morning seeking to stop the issuing of new licences for deep sea drilling until the causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion have been properly established.

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