The two Californian cities of San Francisco and Oakland have announced they are suing five major oil companies, blaming them for climate change, which poses a “catastrophic risk”.
Now that BP’s jury-rigged contraption to contain its massive Gulf of Mexico oil spew has failed, the company’s only resort is to continue pumping massive amounts of dispersant into the water near the wellhead, in an attempt to – what exactly? The dispersant goes by the trade name “Corexit.” It’s supposed to be a pun … Read More
So Gustav has effectively gone. The hurricane that struck the U.S on Monday was less fierce than expected and largely spared New Orleans and Louisiana, although the cost of cleanup could still be $10 billion. But there may not be much respite for some areas. There are currently four tropical storms swirling around the Atlantic. … Read More
Although Hurricane Dean may be weakened, it is still battering evacuated oil rigs in the Bay of Campeche in the heart of Mexico’s energy industry. Although weakened from its overland journey, Dean has moved over the Bay of Campeche, home to more than 100 oil platforms, three major oil exporting ports and the Cantarell oil … Read More
Mexico has started to evacuate 13,360 workers from its Gulf of Mexico oil rigs as powerful hurricane Dean neared. According to state oil company Pemex, which produces some 70 per cent of its crude oil from offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and is a major supplier to the United States, the move will … Read More