Exxon to World: Drop Dead

March 31, 2014By David TurnbullFeatured, Press Releases 35 Comments

Exxon’s report, “Energy and Carbon – Managing the Risks” flatly states “we do not anticipate society being able to supplant traditional carbon- based forms of energy with other energy forms, such as renewables, to the extent needed to meet this carbon budget”. See Oil Change International Executive Director Stephen Kretzmann’s response.

“The risk of it being a mess is high”

October 26, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Question: Can you build a $15 billion natural gas plant in a remote, rural, deeply impoverished and corrupt country and not expect any social or environmental problems. The answer is don’t be silly. So the news last December that Exxon Mobil and several other energy companies were planning the largest ever foreign-investment project in Papua … Read More

IEA: Up to 189 Million Gallons Leaked So Far

July 14, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

If you talk to Riki Ott, the fisherwoman and marine biologist who has written a book about the Exxon Valdez, one of the lasting unanswered questions is just how much oil was spill from the stricken tanker. The official version is 10.8 million gallons, but Ott has always maintained the real figure was considerably higher.  … Read More

From Seven Sisters to One Super-Major?

July 12, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

Obama’s presidential Commission into the oil spill starts today and already the focus seems to be about how to improve safety offshore for future drilling in light of the BP disaster. That means the focus is how to drill offshore rather than whether to drill offshore. That is a huge difference. The Commission is unique … Read More