BP results show strain of Russia, U.S. spill – Reuters

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Jul 312012
 

The British oil company is struggling under the weight of litigation over the 2010 U.S. Gulf oil spill and a row with its Russian partners. Analyst Richard Griffiths of Oriel Securities said the figures were “testing the faith” of investors and …
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Two years after oil spill, town and its creek are reshaped – Los Angeles Times

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Jul 302012
 

The disaster itself was overshadowed by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that same summer, but it offers lessons for other communities and for other pipeline companies eager to tap Canada’s lucrative oil sands market for American dollars.
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Enbridge races to clean up Wisconsin oil spill, restart line – Reuters

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Jul 292012
 

“Enbridge is fast becoming to the Midwest what BP was to the Gulf of Mexico … where the pipeline broke got covered with oil,” said Patrick Swadish, who lives just about a mile northwest of the spill site in a rural area of mostly farmland …
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BP, Transocean faulted over preventive efforts in gulf spill – Los Angeles Times

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Jul 282012
 

WASHINGTON — Before the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP and drilling rig owner Transocean focused their safety efforts on curtailing worker injury rather than preventing catastrophic well blowouts, all but ignoring critical lessons from two near-misses …
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Gulf oil spill getting big-screen treatment, with disaster drama ‘Deepwater Horizon’ – nola.com

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Jul 272012
 

The BP oil spill is getting the big-screen treatment, with Summit Entertainment and Participant Media moving forward with plans for the disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon.” Stuntman-turned-director Ric Roman Waugh is in negotiations to helm the …
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System for stopping an oil spill is tested in Gulf – CBS News

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Jul 262012
 

NEW ORLEANS — The first deep-sea test of a state-of-the-art containment system for stopping an oil spill akin to BP’s catastrophic 2010 spill began on Tuesday, regulators said. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said the …
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Report: Companies involved in Gulf spill didn’t focus on major accident risks – CNN

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Jul 252012
 

(CNN)– Two of the main companies involved in the disastrous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill were more focused on personal injury risks than the potential for a major accident, a federal agency said in a report released Tuesday. The U.S. Chemical …
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BP, Transocean faulted for lax guidelines in Gulf spill report – Reuters

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Jul 242012
 

fouling the shorelines of four Gulf Coast states in America’s biggest offshore oil spill, eclipsing the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. Investigators at the Chemical Safety Board, which has powers to subpoena witnesses but not to issue fines …
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BP spill, cold water tied to dolphin deaths, study finds – NBCNews.com

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Jul 232012
 

[Gulf Oil Spill: Animals at Risk] The winter of 2010 was a cold one, the researchers reported July 18 in the open-access journal PLoS ONE. Oil began spilling into the Gulf in April 2011, after the Deepwater Horizon platform exploded following a blowout.
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UPDATE 2-Alberta to probe pipelines as spill furor grows – Reuters

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Jul 212012
 

CALGARY, Alberta, July 20 (Reuters) – Alberta, the largest source of U.S. oil imports, plans to review the safety of its massive pipeline network after a number of high-profile oil spills prompted … markets on the U.S. Gulf Coast and to …
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