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Shell oil spill dumps thousands of barrels of crude into Gulf

A leak in a pipeline released almost 90,000 gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, about 97 miles off the Louisiana coast. The leak forced the shut off of all wells leading into Shell's Brutus platform.

Early January will see first oil export from U.S. in 40 years

Washington - Enterprise Products Partners LP, a Texas energy company, plans to load 600,000 barrels of light sweet crude from South Texas into a tanker at its terminal in the Houston Ship Channel during the first week of January.

Shell gets OK to drill in Arctic, but with big restrictions

On Wednesday, the Obama administration approved Royal Dutch Shell's plan for drilling in the Chukchi Sea, off the coast of Alaska, but Shell is restricted in how deep they may drill.

World’s biggest ship enters the water

The oil giant Shell has launched a ship that the company claims to be the world’s biggest. The new boat is longer than the Empire State Building is high.

Shell’s Arctic oil response plan approved by Obama administration

Washington - Shell Oil won a major consideration on Friday when the Obama administration approved the oil giant’s oil spill response plan for drilling in the waters of the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea, now opening up a drilling process set to begin as early as this summer

Shell says most of Niger oil spill at Bonga ‘already dissipated’

Lagos - The worst oil spill to hit the Niger delta in more than a decade has placed fishing communities on alert along the Nigerian coastline Wednesday, with up to 40,000 barrels of crude spread over 356 square miles located just offshore.

Op-Ed: Environmental Concerns

There are two sides to the controversy on wind turbines - many who see the importance of encouraging sustainable clean energy and those who don’t.

US Started Iraq War 'Just for oil?' Apparently Not

Critics of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq cite the American "thirst for oil" as the primary motivation. Recent events have proven them wrong. The recently completed auction of Iraqi oil production rights was dominated by other countries.
 

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Map of the oil spill.
Map of the oil spill.
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Noble Discoverer  a Shell drill rig  had its anchor release and 50 mph winds pushed it against the s...
Noble Discoverer, a Shell drill rig, had its anchor release and 50 mph winds pushed it against the shore. Various barges came to the rescue.
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Oil spill.
Oil spill.
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 Shell No  protest movement in Seattle on Saturday.
"Shell No" protest movement in Seattle on Saturday.
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Finnish icebreaker Fennica in the Bay of Botnia. The Fennica is one of two icebreakers contracted by...
Finnish icebreaker Fennica in the Bay of Botnia. The Fennica is one of two icebreakers contracted by Royal Dutch Shell.
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