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Schlumberger, Baker Hughes results point to improvement

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Oilfield services companies Schlumberger and Baker Hughes reported better-than-expected quarterly profits and signaled an improvement in the North American market, driven by increased drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
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TransCanada to push on with Keystone XL as obstacles mount

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

TransCanada Corp said on Thursday that it will not back away from the controversial Keystone XL pipeline despite an unfavorable Nebraska court ruling and more than five years of political wrangling in Washington over the project.
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TransCanada to push on with Keystone XL as obstacles mount

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

TransCanada Corp said on Thursday that it will not back away from the controversial Keystone XL pipeline despite an unfavorable Nebraska court ruling and more than five years of political wrangling in Washington over the project.
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ND senators push for Keystone XL approval: Hoeven hosts bipartisan press conference, urging Obama to approve the proposed pipeline

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The State Department’s final environmental impact study on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in the books, and North Dakota’s senators were part of a bipartisan group of six who joined with business leaders Tuesday to advocate for its approval.
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Gulf rig fire leaves 4 workers critical, 2 missing

November 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

VENICE, La. (AP) An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending at least four people to a hospital with critical burns and leaving two missing in waters off Louisiana. Continue Reading

BP expects to pay $7.8 billion in Gulf spill suit deal

March 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

BP’s settlement of lawsuits filed by more than 100,000 victims of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history goes a long way toward resolving pending claims. But the question remains, will Americans who live along the Gulf of Mexico go for it? BP expects to pay out $7.8 billion and anticipates that a separate claims fund run by Ken Feinberg will cease at some point. New vehicles will be set up and supervised by the court to pay claims as part of Friday’s settlement. Continue Reading

Minnesota study looks at impacts of oil spill on loons

August 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota has an estimated 12,000 common loons and 16,000 pairs of white pelicans. The state is spending close to $300,000 in lottery and conservation license plate proceeds on the study. Continue Reading

Source of new oil sheen discovered in Gulf of Mexico unknown

August 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A new oil sheen has been found in the Gulf of Mexico, although oil giant BP said today the discovery had nothing to do with its operations and was far from the site of its disaster-hit Macondo well. Continue Reading

A year later, Gulf Coast still coming to terms with oil spill

July 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

This Friday will mark one year since oil stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, and a drive along the coast from the sugar white sands of Pensacola, Fla., to the barrier islands of Louisiana over the Fourth of July weekend found many signs of progress: Bustling beaches were free of oil, Gulf seafood was on the menus and marinas that had canceled fishing rodeos when the oil was swirling say the fish are biting. Continue Reading

Experts: Early signs look good for Minnesota loons

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Migratory birds appear to have escaped worst of oil spill; July survey will offer more infoWildlife experts and enthusiasts say there are encouraging early signs that Minnesota’s loons and other migratory birds fared well while wintering in the Gulf of Mexico after last summer’s massive oil spill, although they say it’s too early to be sure. Continue Reading