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How a Louisiana engineer’s invention protects the Gulf from a ‘volcano’ spewing oil

Timmy Couvillion knew the leak from the toppled Taylor Energy oil platform was bad. For 15 years, the platform’s damaged wells had sent up an oily sheen that sometimes stretched …

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How a Louisiana engineer’s invention is protecting the Gulf from the ‘volcano’ that’s been spewing oil for 15 years

Timmy Couvillion knew the leak from the toppled Taylor Energy oil platform was bad. For 15 years, the platform’s damaged wells had sent up an oily sheen that sometimes stretched …

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A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Oil Still Flows From This Prolific Patch In The Gulf Of Mexico

A decade ago this week, BP’s drillers on the Deepwater Horizon platform lost control of a well they were drilling called Macondo, which blew out and ignited an explosion that killed 11 on the rig and …

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Shell halts some Gulf of Mexico output due to Exxon pipeline leak

(Reuters) – said on Monday a leak in an Exxon Mobil Corp offshore pipeline had shut in production at its 100,000 barrel per day Perdido platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Shell temporarily halted …

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Shell ‘halts production at Gulf of Mexico Perdido facility after leak from Exxon’s HOOPs pipeline’

SHELL has announced that it has temporarily halted production after a leak from Exxon’s HOOPs pipeline. The oil company said on Monday that it has temporarily shut-in production at its Perdido …

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Saudi Aramco’s Shale Gas ‘Revolution’ Can Pressure Oil, Redraw Gulf Politics

Saudi Arabia’s shale gas technology breakthrough could have a significant geopolitical impact as the kingdom would be able to supply gas to regional allies that now depend on Qatar.

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Gulf shrimpers fight for their livelihoods in a fertilizer-fueled dead zone

There is no national prediction from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, its Hypoxia Task Force, or the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicating the total fertilizer load needed to shrink the …

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Water-scarce Gulf states bank on desalination, at a cost

Across the Gulf, huge amounts of water are used not just for homes, gardens and golf courses, but also for the energy sector that is the source of the region’s often spectacular wealth. – Thirsty …

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The Energy 202: Trump officials want to cut some oil and gas wells a break on royalty payments in the Gulf

The stretch of shallow water near the Gulf shore was historically rich in oil … Fiona Hill said she heard Putin express concern about American fracking: During former White House adviser Fiona …

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Shrinking the Gulf Coast ‘dead zone’: Part I

But increasingly, Blanchard and other Gulf Coast fishermen find themselves skirting a different type of pollution, a threat to the seafood industry and ocean biodiversity that’s unrelated to oil, and …

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