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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 10, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon's Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico threw another curve ball at engineers who were hoping to stop the leak with a 100-ton containment chamber this weekend. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 7, 2010

Yesterday API hosted a conference call with 14 bloggers to discuss the Deepwater Horizon incident, and spill response and cleanup efforts. Several API representatives who have been closely monitoring the issue were on the call to take questions.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 6, 2010

Trying to stop the oil leaks in the Gulf is similar to the Apollo 13 mission, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen told the Houston Chronicle yesterday. Allen said the well site, which is 5,000 feet beneath the water's surface, makes the response effort exceedingly complex and too deep for human access except with ROVs

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 5, 2010

BP has stopped one of the three oil leaks caused by the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico. BP spokesman John Curry said today it's not likely to reduce the amount of oil spilling into the water, but it "does enable to us to make progress, to winnow down the focus from three leaks to two." (The New York Times

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 5, 2010

A new Zogby poll shows that 63 percent of Americans believe offshore energy development should be expanded, despite the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Interestingly, 62 percent of respondents also said they believe expansion plans should be postponed until the accident's cause is found. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 4, 2010

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident, one of the most often asked questions is: What does this mean for the future of offshore drilling? 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 3, 2010

"This is like doing open-heart surgery at 5,000 feet in the dark with robot-controlled submarines," Lamar McKay, chairman and president of BP America, said this weekend as he described the complexity of stopping the oil leaks in the Gulf of Mexico. 

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