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Helicopter crashes near Gulf of Mexico oil rig platform


May 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- A helicopter used to transport workers crashed near an oil rig platform in the Gulf of Mexico on late Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, officials said ... Read more...

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Beijing-Manila row over island


May 8th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) China has slammed Manila's attempt to rename Huangyan Island as Beijing is set to launch its first deep water oil rig in the South China Sea.Manila ... Read more...

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Unbridled power fuels overconfidence, bad decisions


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Unbridled power can foster bad decisions, with grave consequences for all.For instance, British Petroleum (BP) executives downplayed potential risks tied with their oil well in the ... Read more...

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Four dead in Russian oil rig accident (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least four people were killed and 49 others were missing when an oil rig overturned in the Russian sea early Sunday, officials said.The Kolskaya ... Read more...

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US allows BP to drill new Gulf deepwater wells


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US has approved British oil giant BP's plan to drill new deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico.The project would be BP's first such well ... Read more...

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US blames BP’s poor decisions for Gulf oil spill


September 15th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) Poor management decisions by BP Plc at its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico were the main causes of last year's disastrous oil spill, ... Read more...

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Shell to build world’s largest, heaviest oil rig


May 22nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A nearly half-kilometre long floating rig will be the world's heaviest and largest, weighing 600,000 tonnes or as much as much as six aircraft carriers. Shell ... Read more...

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“Poor safety culture” onboard Deepwater Horizon led to last year’s massive Gulf oil spill


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The US Coast Guard has revealed that a "poor safety culture" and "safety management system failures" aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig had contributed to an explosion, which ... Read more...

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US firm charged with mistreating Indian workers


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) A US federal agency has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama based oil rig construction company for alleged demeaning treatment of 500 Indian immigrant workers recruited ... 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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Gulf oil spill: Ex-BP boss Hayward may be charged with manslaughter


March 30th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 30 (ANI): Former BP chief executive Tony Hayward could face manslaughter charges in the United States over his role in the Gulf oil spill.Investigators may quiz the Briton on whether ... Read more...

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Steve Murawski Asserts That Overfishing In America Has Come To A Close After A Lengthy Time


January 11th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 11, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Steve Murawski is an American, who had ascended to the uppermost post of chief scientist for the National Marine Fisheries Service, which is an entity ... Read more...

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Oil Spill Boom Being Recycled to Create Chevy Volt


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) General Motors is literally making history with it's innovative methods for using the oil soaked booms which were used during the Gulf Oil Spill crisis, and using them ... Read more...

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Tommy Lee Jones Misses ‘The Company Men’ Screening


December 11th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Veteran Hollywood star Tommy Lee Jones skipped the screening of his latest movie 'The Company Men' recently because he was busy shooting for 'Men In Black ... Read more...

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BP ignored warning signs in Gulf oil well blowout, suggests report


November 18th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new report on the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico suggests the lack of a suitable approach for managing the inherent risks, uncertainties, and dangers associated with ... Read more...

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Americans, Indonesians, French, and Canadian among hostages in Nigerian oil rig attack


November 13th, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two Americans and two Indonesians among the seven foreigners currently being held hostage after a group of gunmen attacked an oil rig and support vessel in Nigeria ... Read more...

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Seal completed on BP’s Gulf of Mexico disaster well


September 19th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (DPA) The final seal on BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is complete, the US official in charge of the disaster said Sunday. Five months after the ... Read more...

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BP to conduct final test on ruptured Gulf well seal


September 19th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (DPA) BP late Saturday was waiting for the cement to set at the bottom of the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well before testing the strength of the seal. If ... Read more...

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BP lacked basic safety in North Sea: Probe


September 15th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Much before the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, British Petroleum (BP) was subject to a probe which found that new staff at an oil rig ... Read more...

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Oil platform in South Atlantic on fire


September 9th, 2010 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 9 (DPA) A fire broke out on an oil platform off Argentina's South Atlantic coast, prompting the evacuation of eight workers, the Argentine navy said Wednesday. One of the workers ... Read more...

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Two missing after typhoon hit Chinese oil rig


September 8th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) Two people are missing after falling into the sea when strong wind brought by a typhoon hit an oil drilling platform in China, officials said Wednesday. The valve on ... Read more...

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Tropical Storm Colin Rapidly Forming Into Hurricane in the Atlantic


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season is seeing it’s third named storm quickly take shape in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Colin is currently located about 840 miles east ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Cleanup to resume at US oil spill


July 25th, 2010 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (DPA) Ships will be able to return to the Gulf of Mexico within hours to continue siphoning oil from the BP Plc spill, a spokesman for cleanup coordinators said ... Read more...

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BP to begin deep-water drilling off coast of Libya


July 24th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (DPA) BP will start deep-water drilling off the coast of Libya within weeks, a company spokesman said Saturday. "The drilling will start in a few weeks," spokesman David Nicholas told ... Read more...

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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...

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BP begins critical test of ruptured well


July 14th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (DPA) BP will undertake a critical test in the coming days that could determine whether it can fully seal off the ruptured oil well that has been gushing oil ... Read more...

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Diver Dies During Possible Underwater Explosion on Chevron Oil Rig


July 6th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to word from a waste services company, a diver which was performing maintenance on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig was killed when a possible explosion ... Read more...

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Diver Dies While Working For Oil Rig


July 6th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): In a tragic incident, a diver working for an oil gulf has lost his life. According to the reports from a waste service ... Read more...

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Oil Diver Dies In Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig


July 6th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Chicago, July 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An oil diver working in an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has met with his death in an underwater accident which the reports ... Read more...

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Scientists Become Celebrities In Oil Spill Story


June 28th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Well known professor of Lousiana’s State University, Edward Overton, appeared on the ‘Late Show’ hosted by David Letterman recently. He chose to speak plainly ... Read more...

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Undersea Robot Collision Emits More Oil Into The Gulf Of Mexico


June 27th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): BP has had to endure a fresh uproar as it was coerced to do away with the cap on the Gulf oil spill and ... Read more...

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Joe Biden, To Visit The American Gulf Coast On Tuesday To Oversee The Devastation Caused By The Oil Spill


June 27th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It has been declared that American Vice President, Joe Biden, will journey to the American Gulf Coast on Tuesday. His principal objective will be ... 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...

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