Stories tagged: offshore drilling
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Groups sue to keep drilling ban in Arctic, Atlantic waters
Environmental and Alaska Native groups sued Wednesday to overturn an executive order by President Donald Trump that could lead to expanded petroleum drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that could open large parts of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new oil and gas drilling, creating yet another clash …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Obama admin blocks seismic surveys in Atlantic Ocean
The Obama administration on Friday rejected requests by energy companies to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean to map potential drilling sites for oil and natural gas.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic
President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Obama administration to block oil drilling in Atlantic
In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will not allow oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
45 million more Gulf acres to be opened for energy development
The federal government will hold lease sales next month to open up 45 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration, the Obama administration announced Thursday.
Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 7:56 p.m.
Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling
The Interior Department announced Friday it is canceling future lease sales and will not extend current leases in Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern coast, a decision that significantly reduces the …
Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 10:47 a.m.
Panel: Dollars did not trump safety in Gulf spill
The presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill challenged claims in Congress that the oil company and others sacrificed safety to cuts cost. In preliminary findings issued today, the …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010, 12:53 p.m.
Cement starts flowing to plug BP well for good
Crews started pumping cement today deep under the seafloor to permanently plug BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, midnight
BP forces cement into Gulf oil well
LOS ANGELES – It took BP a mere five hours to pump a stream of cement down the throat of its troublesome well Thursday, finishing another major step in its …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010, midnight
Officials respond to well fix with cautious optimism
VENICE, La. – BP’s long and halting effort to bring an end to the Gulf of Mexico disaster crossed a key threshold Wednesday when the company packed its ruptured well …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, 5:22 p.m.
Crush of mud plugs BP’s well in the Gulf
In the end, it was a crush of mud that finally plugged the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, three months after the offshore drilling rig explosion that unleashed …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, midnight
Pressure drops as static kill fills well
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down …
Tue., Aug. 3, 2010, midnight
4.9 million barrels spilled in the Gulf
LOS ANGELES – BP’s outlaw well released more than 200 million gallons of oil before it was capped, government officials said Monday, as the company prepared to stuff the well …
Mon., Aug. 2, 2010, midnight
Engineers prepare next oil spill remedy
NEW ORLEANS – The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf of Mexico right now is a rush job: an experimental cap that has held …
Thu., July 29, 2010, midnight
Crews prepare relief well for oil gusher
NEW ORLEANS – Crews took another step toward readying the relief well expected to finally kill the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher, removing the plug they had popped in before …
Wed., July 28, 2010, midnight
BP positions for fresh start
NEW ORLEANS – Battered BP began reinventing itself in the shadow of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tuesday, naming its first American CEO as it reported a record $17 …
Mon., July 26, 2010, 10:37 a.m.
BP’s Hayward to leave as CEO; Russia job in works
Tony Hayward, who became the face of BP’s flailing efforts to contain the massive Gulf oil spill, will step down as chief executive in October and be offered a job …
Mon., July 26, 2010, midnight
BP scuttling embattled CEO
ATLANTA – After a bruising week of gulf oil-spill hearings and more scrutiny to come, BP moved Sunday to accelerate the departure of Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, who has …
Fri., July 23, 2010, midnight
Ships ordered out of spill site
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Key ships stationed over BP’s crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, and engineers …
Thu., July 22, 2010, midnight
Storm crimps plans for relief well work
NEW ORLEANS – A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly …
Wed., July 21, 2010, midnight
BP knew of problems at well
KENNER, La. – BP officials knew about a problem on a critical well safety device at least three months before the catastrophic April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, …
Tue., July 13, 2010, midnight
BP places containment cap on well
BP lowered a new, tight-fitting containment cap over its renegade well in the Gulf of Mexico late Monday, a move that may give the company the ability to shut off …
Mon., July 12, 2010, midnight
BP close to installing new cap
ATLANTA – BP engineers moved a few steps closer Sunday to installing a snug-fitting cap on the broken Gulf of Mexico well that may finally allow the collection of all …
Fri., July 9, 2010, midnight
Court upholds stay on drilling moratorium
NEW ORLEANS – A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Obama administration’s request to keep a six-month moratorium on deep-water oil drilling in place while it mounts a legal …
Thu., July 8, 2010, midnight
Waves burying oil deep in sand
GULF SHORES, Ala. – There’s a dirty secret buried under Gulf of Mexico beaches after cleanup workers scrape away the oil washing ashore. Walk to a seemingly pristine patch of …
Wed., July 7, 2010, midnight
Tar balls, sheen in Pontchartrain
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans, which managed to escape oil from the BP spill for more than two months, can’t hide any longer. For the first time since the accident, …
Tue., July 6, 2010, midnight
Spill now hitting all Gulf states
TEXAS CITY, Texas – Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill found on a Texas beach were the first evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has reached …
Sat., July 3, 2010, midnight
Hints of success in Gulf cleanup
MIAMI – The first hint of a nearing end to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was voiced Friday by the Coast Guard admiral in charge there. …
Wed., June 30, 2010, midnight
Hurricane Alex puts oil skimmers on hold
GRAND ISLE, La. – The crashing waves and gusting winds churned up by now Hurricane Alex put the Gulf oil spill largely in Mother Nature’s hands Tuesday. Regardless of whether …