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January 16, 2014
The time for a decision on Keystone is now, even if it’s not the right one. We can’t continue in this state of limbo.
John Baird, Canadian Foreign Minister • Demanding an answer from the United States, on whether or not the country will approve construction of TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, during a speech in Washington D.C. on Thursday morning. Approval of the pipeline has been delayed several times, and lawmakers aren’t currently expected to reexamine the issue until later this year. source
15:14 // 2 months ago
November 18, 2013
Vibriosis includes “Vibrio vulnificus,” the bacteria commonly dubbed “flesh-eating.” It’s rare but tends to be underreported, the CDC says on its website. The CDC data on vibriosis includes all vibrio species except cholera, so it’s unclear how much of the increase in the past five years is due to infection by the flesh-eating bacteria that can cause death. One researcher who studies Vibrio vulnificus found it highly concentrated in tar balls that appeared along the Gulf Coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Covadonga Arias, a professor of microbial genomics at Auburn University in Alabama, found that Vibrio vulnificus was 10 times higher in tar balls than in sand and up to 10 times higher than in seawater.
Study: Tar balls found in Gulf teeming with ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria - Houston Chronicle 

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9:30 // 4 months ago
November 17, 2013
12:35 // 4 months ago
March 31, 2013
bylinebeat:

‘Major Spill’ After Exxon Pipe Ruptures in U.S.
An Exxon Mobil crude oil pipeline ruptured near the town of Mayflower in the US state of Arkansas, spilling thousands of barrels of oil, the company said.
Exxon shut the 50-centimetre Pegasus pipeline, which carries crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, to the Gulf Coast, after the leak was discovered on Friday afternoon.
Exxon, which was hit with a $1.7m fine by regulators this week over a 2011 spill in the Yellowstone River, said a few thousand barrels of oil had been observed. [more]
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Related: Read more on the Keystone Pipeline decision and the two tar sands spills that occurred this week.
Photo Credit: (Reuters)

The spill is estimated to be at least 10,000 barrels in size. Pretty crazy stuff.

bylinebeat:

‘Major Spill’ After Exxon Pipe Ruptures in U.S.

An Exxon Mobil crude oil pipeline ruptured near the town of Mayflower in the US state of Arkansas, spilling thousands of barrels of oil, the company said.

Exxon shut the 50-centimetre Pegasus pipeline, which carries crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, to the Gulf Coast, after the leak was discovered on Friday afternoon.

Exxon, which was hit with a $1.7m fine by regulators this week over a 2011 spill in the Yellowstone River, said a few thousand barrels of oil had been observed. [more]

Related: Read more on the Keystone Pipeline decision and the two tar sands spills that occurred this week.

Photo Credit: (Reuters)

The spill is estimated to be at least 10,000 barrels in size. Pretty crazy stuff.

21:18 // 1 year ago
November 12, 2012

International Energy Agency: United States heading towards oil self-sufficiency

  • now the United States imports roughly 20 percent of its energy needs. It is currently the world’s third-largest oil producer.
  • 2020 the United States is expected to become the world’s largest oil producer, according to the International Energy Agency’s recent report.
  • 2030 the United States will export more energy than it uses domestically, according to this incredibly bullish report.
  • 2035 the United States will become nearly 100 percent self-sufficient on the oil-usage front, which sounds like the IEA is just making stuff up. source
22:17 // 1 year ago
October 16, 2012
Obama’s “come at me bro” look. They’re having an oil fight. Fortunately, not with actual oil.

Obama’s “come at me bro” look. They’re having an oil fight. Fortunately, not with actual oil.

21:20 // 1 year ago
This has not been Mr. Gas, Mr. Oil, or Mr. Coal. Just ask the people working in those industries.
Mitt Romney, tearing into President Obama on his energy policies, restraint in issuing drilling permits, and the price of gas nationally. 
21:18 // 1 year ago
September 3, 2012
I have been lucky. Having the opportunity to do something like this is fantastic. It is fair to say I wanted to recover some of my self-esteem.
Tony Hayward, former CEO of BP • In a New York Times profile, examining the daily life of the former BP executive, just over two years after he famously lamented his loss of life. Hayward now finds himself at the helm of Genel Energy, a drastically smaller oil company (currently worth about $3 billion on London’s stock market), and he hopes to redeem his image globally. source (viafollow)
19:59 // 1 year ago
August 6, 2012
[We are] very disappointed that this happened, and apologize that we are inconveniencing our neighbors.
Chevron spokesperson Walt Gill • In an apology after the massive fire at the company’s Richmond, Calif. refinery. The company refines 240,000 barrels per day of oil at the refinery, and the fire is quite massive. We have comprehensive plans and procedures in place to respond to situations like the one we are facing. “We are working with all appropriate local authorities,” the company said in a statement to the press. “We will take all measures necessary to provide for the safety and security of our facilities and the surrounding community.” The facility last suffered from a fire of this nature in 2007. (more here)
23:38 // 1 year ago

climateadaptation:

Breaking: Huge fire at Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California. Residents told to close windows and stay indoors. This same refinery caught fire about 10 years ago.

NBC; Mercury News; KCRA; SFGate

Keeping an eye on this. @ProducerMatthew has been tweeting about this heavily in the past half-hor.

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22:40 // 1 year ago