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7 years after Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Louisiana dolphins struggle to reproduce

Seven years ago today, an explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, killing 11 workers and triggering the worst oil spill in U.S. …

A senator attacked Trump and Congress on offshore oil drilling. We fact-check the claims.

On the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., attacked President Donald Trump for his stance on drilling and …

BP Gulf Oil Spill Damage Valued at $17.2 Billion as Tourism Still Struggles

BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused damage to beaches, animals, fish and coral that the public values at $17.2 billion, according to a …

Trump’s offshore oil drilling push: Five essential reads

<i>This article is based on a collection of archival stories.</i><p>When it comes to energy, perhaps the only thing President Trump loves more than coal is oil …

Donald Trump to open up offshore drilling in Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific

President Donald Trump is expected to sign another executive order to greatly expand offshore drilling in parts of the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific …

Oil & Gas Industry

Trump Orders Review of Safety Rules Created After Gulf Oil Spill

WASHINGTON — Just days after the seventh anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation’s history, President Trump on Friday directed the Interior Department to “reconsider” several safety regulations on offshore drilling put in place after …

Study asks why species bounced back – or didn’t – after Exxon Valdez

When the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound in 1989, the immediate effects were obvious. Researchers …

ExxonMobil criticised over response to Bass Strait oil spill

Failure to properly respond to an oil spill near an ExxonMobil rig in the Bass Strait increased the risk of contamination and posed a “significant threat to the environment”, an investigation has found.<p>The spill was reported to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management …

Oil & Gas Industry

Husky resumes clean up after major oil spill last year in North Saskatchewan River

REGINA — Husky Energy is going to see how much more oil — if any — can be cleaned up from a major spill last July along the North Saskatchewan …

Dakota Access Pipeline suffered a minor oil spill in April

The Dakota Access Pipeline isn't fully open for business, but it's already suffered a minor oil spill.<p>Early last month the controversial pipeline leaked roughly 84 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota.<p>The spill occurred at a rural pump station and didn't pose a threat to the public's drinking …

The threat of offshore drilling is very real

The Post’s May 8 editorial “Neither side is right on offshore drilling” played down the threats of offshore drilling to coastal communities.<p>Remember the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which led to the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 people? That blowout pumped 210 …

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What happened to the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill? “Marine snow” provides a clue

Where did the oil go?<p>After the accident on the Deepwater Horizon platform seven years ago in the Gulf of Mexico, an estimated 210 million gallons of oil leaked at a depth of about 1,500 meters for 87 days. This spill was unusual, not only because of the duration and quantity of oil spilled, but …

Woodside says it was behind oil spill that regulator kept secret

Woodside Petroleum has confirmed it was behind an oil spill off the coast of Western Australia that was kept secret by the regulator for more than a year.<p>The company said on Friday that it reported a leak from a well in the Cossack field on the North West Shelf to the National Offshore Petroleum …

Oil & Gas Industry

Sub-zero waters a barrier to oil spill recovery

Sub-zero temperatures in the deep waters of the North Atlantic would significantly hamper the ability of oil-eating bacteria to help the ocean …