Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Rig on Fire

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Blowout preventer was flawed

A Norwegian firm reports the blowout preventer failed because of faulty design and a bent piece of pipe, shifting some blame away from the oil giant. The 551 page repot cast blame on the blowout preventer’s blind shear rams, which … Continue reading

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Deep Drilling Permit Issued for Gulf

The federal government on Monday told Noble Energy it can resume a deep-water drilling project. This is the first work of its kind approved since the Obama administration lifted a moratorium prompted by last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill. … Continue reading

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Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead

Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist’s video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn’t degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of … Continue reading

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