News tagged with oil companies

Shell divers shut off North Sea oil leak

Divers working for oil giant Shell have turned off the valve which has been leaking oil into the North Sea causing the worst spill in the area for a decade, the company said Friday. ...

dateAug 19, 2011 in Environment
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Little spent on oil spill cleanup technology

(AP) -- While oil companies have spent billions of dollars to drill deeper and farther out to sea, relatively little money and research have gone into finding new, improved ways to respond to oil spills in ...

dateJun 26, 2010 in Environment
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Oil self-regulates around globe

(AP) -- The U.S. government is not alone in ceding responsibility to the oil industry for the design of key safety features on offshore rigs, a trend coming under scrutiny worldwide following the deadly blowout ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Environment
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Renewable oil companies

The entry of oil companies into the realm of renewable energy could present major obstacles for the development of a sustainable economy that is not based on carbon resources, according to a report in the International Jo ...

dateFeb 05, 2010 in Economics & Business
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How much oil have we used?

Estimates of how much crude oil we have extracted from the planet vary wildly. Now, UK researchers have published a new estimate in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology that suggests we ...

dateMay 07, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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