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Coast Guard: Oil rig in Gulf on fire

Coast Guard: Oil rig in Gulf on fire

5PM Update: The search continues for two missing workers.  The fire is out. WEST COTE BLANCHE, La. — Coast Guard officials say an oil rig has exploded off the coast of Louisiana, sending four people to hospitals. Two are believed to be missing. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, a spokesman for the Coast Guard, […]

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ROVs investigate possible sheen source at Deepwater Horizon

ROVs investigate possible sheen source at Deepwater Horizon

NEW ORLEANS— Remote operated vehicles deployed from the offshore construction vessel Skandi Neptune collected oil samples on Wednesday from the underwater site of the Deepwater Horizon incident to determine the source of a surface sheen discovered last month. The samples were taken after the ROV video showed apparent oil globules leaking from the containment dome […]

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FOSC issues Notice of Federal Interest to BP and Transocean about new sheen located in Gulf

FOSC issues Notice of Federal Interest to BP and Transocean about new sheen located in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS — The Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in New Orleans issued a Notice of Federal Interest to BP and Transocean Tuesday. Coast Guard Capt. Duke Walker issued the NOFI following sample results from an oil sheen located in the vicinity of where the Deepwater Horizon drill rig exploded and […]

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Attorney General Warns Floridians on accepting Final or Quick Payments from BP

Attorney General Warns Floridians on accepting Final or Quick Payments from BP

On Friday, Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer advisory warning Floridians about final or quick payments options from BP. Gulf Coast Claims (GCCF) Administrator Kenneth Feinberg announced the GCCF’s next phase which will include three payment options: interim payments, final payments and quick final payments. Claimants accepting of either of the final payment options […]

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8,400 square miles of Gulf waters reopen for fishing

8,400 square miles of Gulf waters reopen for fishing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) cleared another 8,403 square miles of Gulf waters for fishing. The area reopened is due south of the Florida/Alabama state line extending west to the Louisiana state water line. This opening leaves just a fraction of the Gulf of Mexico closed to fishing. The area just reopened has […]

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Another oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico

Another oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico

Mariner Energy Inc. of Houston TX confirmed one of its oil rigs that resides approximately 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana is on fire. All of the crew members survived with one injury reported. The rig services 7 wells producing both oil and natural gas. Crew has reported that the flow was shut off […]

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Study Gives Indications of Oil Impact on Visitor Travel Intentions

Study Gives Indications of Oil Impact on Visitor Travel Intentions

From VisitFlorida.org Given widespread concern about the negative perception of the oil spill’s impact on Florida visitors, VISIT FLORIDA participated in a study conducted by Ypartnership to gauge the near-term travel intentions of select Americans and their awareness and impressions of how Florida has been affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The survey was […]

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Ocean spill damage, “Out of sight, out of mind” mentality

Ocean spill damage, “Out of sight, out of mind” mentality

By Valerie J. Amor  7.25.2010 It has been 95 days since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank to the bottom of the Gulf. Admiral Allen on Saturday, July 24 estimated timelines for resuming preparations for the static kill and relief well drilling operations once the equipment is reconnected. “I think probably within 48 hours, […]

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BP stops oil- for now…

BP stops oil- for now…

According to a story posted by the Associated Press, around 3:45 p.m., BP reported that oil had, at least for the time being, stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the live feeds here on BP.com. Right now, BP is conducting testing to determine that the cap isn’t causing undue pressure below it. If […]

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Crist responds to Hands Across the Sand with special session on oil drilling

Crist responds to Hands Across the Sand with special session on oil drilling

Continuing his commitment to recovery efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, Governor Charlie Crist today called a Special Session of the Florida Legislature from July 20, 2010 through July 23, 2010, to address a constitutional amendment banning offshore drilling in Florida waters. This is a logical next step to the repeated calls by local and county […]

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