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Bugs ate 200,000 tonnes of oil spill: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 tonnes of oil and natural gas that had spewed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Biggest oil spill kills highest number of dolphins


July 20th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The largest oil spill ever caused the highest number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study.Most troubling to scientists was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Legal fight between Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin over BP deal for oil spill clean-up device


June 5th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The selection of members of the jury has started on Monday as part of preparations of the trials between the actors over investments in oil-separating centrifuges ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chinese-Spanish venture makes oil find in Brazil


February 28th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Chinese-Spanish oil venture Repsol Sinopec Brasil has made a new oil find in Brazil's deepwater Campos Basin, with the discovery offering one of the heaviest accumulations ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BP to sell two Gulf of Mexico assets


November 19th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) British oil giant BP has agreed to sell its Pompano and Mica oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico to Stone Energy Offshore, a subsidiary of ... Read more...

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BP sues Cameron, Deepwater Horizon owner Transocean over Gulf of Mexico oil spill


April 21st, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): British Petroleum (BP) has filed two lawsuits - one against Transocean, the owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, for 40 billion ... Read more...

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US terms reports of BP resuming Gulf of Mexico drilling as ‘misconception’


April 5th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5(ANI): US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has rejected claims that British petroleum giant BP has reached an agreement to restart drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.Media reports have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India to join US meet on reducing offshore drilling risks


April 5th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US is convening a ministerial level meeting of 13 nations including India engaged in offshore drilling to discuss ways to reduce risks associated with offshore ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bidders response to India’s new oil, gas blocks was satisfactory: Jaipal Reddy


March 28th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Jaipal Reddy on Monday said the bidders response to the country's new oil and gas blocks has been more than satisfactory ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Massive deep-sea coral die-off discovered near Gulf of Mexico


November 6th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral die-off this week about 7 miles (11 kilometers) southwest of the source of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Large communities ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India to offer 34 oil, gas blocks for auction


October 8th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) India will offer 34 blocks in the forthcoming auction of oil and gas assets, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora said in London Friday."Under the ninth round of NELP ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BP Gulf disaster’s effects: Anger, despair and helplessness


August 31st, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): The catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused some serious psychological responses - anger, depression and helplessness being the most pronounced.The widespread anger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China acquires deep-diving technology


August 27th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) A homemade submersible has reached a depth of 3,759 metres, making China the fifth country to acquire deep-diving technology, a media report said Friday. The Jiaolong, which is 8.2 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

BP chief executive to step down (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (DPA) BP chief executive Tony Hayward is to step down following intense criticism of his handling of the worst oil spill in US history, the BBC reported Sunday. Hayward negotiated ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BP chief executive Tony Hayward to step down (Lead)


July 25th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (DPA) BP Plc chief executive Tony Hayward is to step down following intense criticism of his handling of the worst oil spill in US history, British Broadcasting Corporation reported ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US orders BP to submit oil well cap release plan


July 19th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): The US government has ordered British Petroleum to submit a plan for reopening its capped well in the Gulf of Mexico amid concerns that oil may be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama Administration sends fourth bill to British Petroleum


July 14th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The Obama Administration on Tuesday sent the fourth bill to British Petroleum (BP) and other responsible parties for response and recovery operations related to the BP/Deepwater Horizon ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BP to install tighter cap on oil well


July 10th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (DPA) Efforts by BP Plc to replace an existing cap on the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico could begin Saturday, leading to a possible halt of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US gives BP deadline for answers on oil well cap


July 9th, 2010 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (DPA) The White House Thursday gave BP Plc 24 hours to respond to questions on its plans to replace a containment cap with a tighter seal on the gushing ... Read more...

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US sets deadline for BP on answers to capping oil well


July 8th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (DPA) The White House Thursday gave BP 24 hours to respond to questions on its plans to replace a containment cap with a tighter one on the gushing well ... Read more...

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Macca defends Obama over oil spill


June 24th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has defended US President Barack Obama's conduct during the oil spill crisis, which was caused by an explosion at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

White House names Michael R. Bromwich as the new head of oil agency


June 22nd, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States President, Barack Obama has selected Michael R. Bromwich to head the oil oversight agency.Michael R. Bromwich is the former assistant United States ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BP fund chief doubtful over strip club claim


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): American attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who has been appointed administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund, has said he is doubtful of claims for compensation by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gulf of Mexico gusher can spew 100,000 barrels of oil a day: BP document


June 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London June 21 (ANI): An internal document from BP released by a U.S. Congressman has estimated that the oil spill from the destroyed Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico can touch ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India reviews readiness to tackle oil spills


June 18th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Friday reviewed its preparedness and contingency plans to tackle oil spills in the wake of the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the ... Read more...

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Louisiana voters rate Bush better than Obama


June 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17(ANI): A new poll has found that Louisiana voters rate former U.S. President George W. Bush's job of handling the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina better than Barack Obama's in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gulf of Mexico disaster “is US’ environmental 9/11″, says Obama


June 14th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14(ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has said that the Gulf of Mexico disaster "echoes 9/11" because it will change the nation's psyche for years to come.The massive ongoing oil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘I can’t suck Gulf of Mexico oil spill with a straw,’ says Obama


June 12th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12(ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama had recently told Louisiana residents battling against the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that he cannot "suck it up with a straw".The massive ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BP oil spill game changer for industry: ONGC chief


June 11th, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) chairman R.S. Sharma Thursday said the BP oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico has become a "game changer" for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Simple polymer-based filter cleans water, recovers oil


June 8th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A University of Pittsburgh engineering professor has developed a technique for separating oil from water via a cotton filter coated in a chemical polymer that blocks oil while ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama Administration underscores scientific response to BP oil spill


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:38 am ICT by BNO News
ROBERT, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – Science has played a critical role in the United States government's response to the Deepwater BP oil spill, President Obama has relied on the best science available ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Gulf of Mexico oil leak described as ‘worst US environment disaster’


May 31st, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): British Petroleum (BP's) failure to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has led American officials and the local community to describe it as the worst environmental disaster ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama surveys Gulf as BP’s top-kill effort continues


May 29th, 2010 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (DPA) President Barack Obama toured Louisiana's southern coastline Friday to survey what has become the worst-ever US oil disaster, as energy company BP's critical top-kill operation to cap ... Read more...

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Obama arrives in Gulf as top-kill effort continues


May 28th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (DPA) US President Barack Obama arrived in Louisiana Friday to tour what has become the worst-ever US oil disaster, as energy company BP's critical top-kill operation to cap ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama extends drilling halt as top-kill stops oil leak


May 28th, 2010 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (DPA) US President Barack Obama extended a moratorium on new deepwater offshore drilling Thursday as oil giant BP's critical top-kill operation had likely temporarily stopped an oil leak ... Read more...

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