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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 13, 2010

The New York Times reports today that BP is making headway in solving the problems that are allowing oil from the Macondo well to spill into the Gulf.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2010

We've received several telephone calls from reporters who are wondering who pays for oil spill cleanup activities. With regard to the Deepwater Horizon spill, BP has assumed responsibility for the cleanup. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2010

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill response has become so massive, and the activities aimed at pinpointing a cause have become so numerous, it's becoming increasingly difficult to mention everything in a single blog post.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 11, 2010

As we've explained on this blog, API and its member companies have developed dozens of standards and best practices on offshore energy development. The oil and natural industry takes seriously its responsibility to produce energy safely and to protect the environment, and many of the industry's standards and best practices address these critically important issues.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 10, 2010

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has posted a study on its Web site that could be one of the most misleading, stunningly incorrect documents posted online in months. It asserts that U.S. government energy data show "a large portion of the oil produced in the Gulf Coast region is actually exported to other nations..."

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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 April 23, 2010

Yesterday author, lawyer and blogger Byron King sent me a copy of an article, published in Outstanding Investments newsletter, expressing his thoughts on the tragic loss of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Byron writes that the accident "is hitting home" with him. He recently visited a drillship owned by Transocean, which is the same company that owns and operated the rig that caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Mexico. What he learned apparently gave him a profound sense of respect for the crew. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 22, 2010

BP has just issued a news release outlining its operational response to the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. In addition to working with Transocean to use ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) to assess the well and the blow out preventer on the seafloor, BP has initiated a plan to immediately drill a relief well using a nearby drilling rig. 

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