News tagged with oil drilling

China warns US oil firm after spill: report

China has told US oil giant ConocoPhillips to step up its efforts to seal leaks and clean up a spill off its north coast after finding oil was still leaking into the sea, state media reported Friday.

dateSep 16, 2011 in Environment
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US report spreads blame for BP oil spill

A key US government report spreads the blame for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, citing a bad cement job and poor management decisions by BP and its subcontractors.

dateSep 14, 2011 in Environment
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EPA targets air pollution from gas drilling boom

(AP) -- Faced with a natural gas drilling boom that has sullied the air in some parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed for the first time to control air pollution at oil and gas wells, ...

dateJul 29, 2011 in Environment
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Greenpeace activists climb Greenland oil rig

(AP) -- Three Greenpeace activists on Sunday climbed up an oil rig off Greenland's coast in an attempt to stop a Scottish oil company from starting deepwater drilling in the arctic waters, the environmental ...

dateMay 29, 2011 in Environment
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US Coast Guard slams Transocean

The US Coast Guard slammed drilling rig operator Transocean's "poor safety culture" in a report Friday on the massive explosion and fire that unleashed the biggest maritime oil spill in history.

dateApr 23, 2011 in Environment
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Damage from BP oil spill lingers a year later

The worst maritime oil spill in history began nearly a year ago with a drop in pressure in a poorly drilled well deep in the Gulf of Mexico. It hasn't really ended even though BP's runaway well was eventually ...

dateApr 13, 2011 in Environment
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