Oil Change International

Exposing the true costs of fossil fuels

Posts in Offshore

  • Great Australian Bight

    Victory: BP Abandons Drilling in the Great Australian Bight

    Conservationists and environmentalists in Australia are celebrating a major victory after the oil giant BP announced that it is abandoning its hugely controversial plans to drill for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight.
  • Another Gulf 2

    “President Obama: More Drilling = More Floods”

    As Louisiana recovers from the worst flooding in the US since Hurricane Sandy, you would have thought that the chaos and lives lost in the flooding would force an immediate rethink from the Obama Administration regarding energy policy and our continued use of fossil fuels.
  • C: Jonathan Henderson

    Shell’s Oil Spill the Size of Manhattan

    Oil giant Shell is still struggling to clean up an estimated 90,000 gallons of oil spilt in to the Gulf of Mexico last Thursday. This latest spill has led to increased calls by local residents on President Obama not to open additional leases in the next Five Year Plan for the Gulf.
  • Briefing: BOEM 5 Year Offshore Drilling Plan and the Climate

    The recently released draft five-year plan for offshore oil and gas drilling is predicated on a failure to act on stated climate policy. To remedy this, the U.S. government should act quickly to implement a climate test in order to evaluate energy decisions on the basis of our national and international climate commitments.
  • Arctic - Obama

    Now Statoil Pulls Out of Alaska

    There was more good news from the Arctic yesterday, when Norwegian oil company Statoil announced it was “exiting” the region, following recent exploration results in neighbouring oil and gas leases.
  • southern-right-whales-and-their-calves_web

    BP’s Bid to Drill the Australian Bight Rejected

    In a major set-back for the oil giant, BP’s highly controversial application to drill in one of Australia’s last great wilderness areas, the Great Australian Bight, has been rejected for falling short of environmental standards.
  • Oz Bight

    30 Days to Save the Australian Bight From BP

    Just as BP finally agrees to pay nearly $21 billion to settle claims relating to the disastrous Deepwater Horizon spill, the oil giant is proposing to drill four exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight, which threatens these pristine waters off the Southern coast of the country.
  • New report details the climate case against drilling in the Arctic

    Our new report today details a clear case against drilling for oil in the Arctic ocean based on climate science imperatives. The report shows U.S. Arctic offshore oil should be deemed an “untouchable” fossil fuel reserve by any reasonable measure.
  • Mexico

    Mexico’s “Sale of the Century”

    Mexico is opening up its lucrative offshore oil fields for the first time in 80 years, and in the words of the Financial Times, which devotes a whole page of the paper to the subject, “it is shaping up to be quite a feast.”
  • OCI Response to Conditional Approval of Shell’s 2015 Arctic Drilling Plan

    Today's decision to rubber stamp Shell’s 2015 Arctic Exploration Plan is yet another example of the dangerous disconnect between our climate imperatives and the Obama administration's energy policy.
  • Archive by Month

  • Archive by Category

  • Archive by Tags