Archive for March, 2012

Shell Evacuates 85 Maritime Workers from North Sea Oil Rigs Following Discovery of Nearby Gas Leak

Following the discovery of a major gas leak late Sunday involving the Elgin PUQ platform and Rowan Viking drilling rig about 150 miles off of the coast of Aberdeen in Scotland, 85 additional offshore workers have been evacuated off ofRead More

Mississippi River Opens Early As Tugs and Barges Head North

Tow boats and barges have resumed their journeys northward as the Mississippi River officially opened for business today, one day ahead of schedule, signaling the end of a fairly mild winter. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, theRead More

BP Settles Bulk of Gulf Oil Spill Cases for $7.8 Billion

Rumors are swirling that BP, Plc has reached a $7.8 billion settlement with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), a group that represents more than 100,000 individuals negatively affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill. This settlementRead More


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