oil drilling http://wwno.org en EPA Temporarily Halts New Federal Contracts For BP http://wwno.org/post/epa-temporarily-halts-new-federal-contracts-bp Citing a "lack of business integrity," the Environmental Protection Agency announced it was temporarily suspending the oil giant BP from entering into new contracts with the federal government.<p><a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/2AAF1C1DC80C969885257ABF006DAFB0">In a press release</a>, the EPA said BP demonstrated the lack of integrity during the Deepwater Horizon "blowout, explosion, oil spill and response." This kind of suspension, the EPA explained, is "standard practice when a responsibility question is raised by action in a criminal case."<p>Earlier this month, <a href= Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:37:00 +0000 editor 24164 at http://wwno.org Search Continues Around Burned Offshore Platform http://wwno.org/post/search-continues-around-burned-offshore-platform <p>A Texas oil company is still searching for a missing worker near a burned platform off the Louisiana coast. The company is using dive teams and a search-and-rescue dog. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:57:22 +0000 Eileen Fleming 23695 at http://wwno.org Body Found Near Burned Offshore Rig http://wwno.org/post/body-found-near-burned-offshore-rig <p>The body of one of two missing oil rig workers has been found near the offshore platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company says divers will continue looking for the other missing worker. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 17:59:55 +0000 Eileen Fleming 23653 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard Suspends Search For 2 Missing Rig Workers http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-suspends-search-2-missing-rig-workers <p>The Coast Guard has called off a search for two men missing from an oil platform that caught fire Friday morning off the Louisiana coast. Officials say it appears no oil is leaking from the rig. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 02:29:14 +0000 Eileen Fleming 23643 at http://wwno.org 2 Missing After Oil Rig Fire http://wwno.org/post/2-missing-after-oil-rig-fire <p>The Coast Guard is searching for two workers missing after fire tore through an offshore oil platform off the Louisiana coast. Four others are recovering from serious burns. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:40:12 +0000 Eileen Fleming 23634 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard Says Gulf Oil Platform Fire Extinguished http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-says-gulf-oil-platform-fire-extinguished <p>The fire that broke out on a Gulf of Mexico oil platform this morning after an explosion has been extinguished, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.</p><p>The fire was put out at approximately 11:30 a.m.</p><p>Eleven people have been airlifted from the scene — four to West Jefferson Medical Center with serious injuries, including second- and third-degree burns.</p><p>Two people jumped into the water at the time of the explosion and are still missing.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:03:15 +0000 Jason Saul 23526 at http://wwno.org Production starts at ultra-deep Gulf oil field http://wwno.org/post/production-starts-ultra-deep-gulf-oil-field <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Petrobras USA says production has begun at its Chinook oil field in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:45:19 +0000 The Associated Press 20029 at http://wwno.org Oil Production Coming Back Online http://wwno.org/post/oil-production-coming-back-online <p>Oil production is resuming in the Gulf of Mexico and at refineries in the coastal regions hit by Hurricane Isaac. However, power outages are slowing the process. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 22:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 19209 at http://wwno.org Oil industry told to monitor sites for safety http://wwno.org/post/oil-industry-told-monitor-sites-safety <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The state Office of Conservation has ordered petroleum exploration and production companies to take necessary precautions to ensure their sites are secure as Hurricane Isaac nears.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:46:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18727 at http://wwno.org Oil Refineries Wait For Isaac To Pass http://wwno.org/post/oil-refineries-wait-isaac-pass Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>NPR's business news starts with an eye on oil prices.<p>Isaac is not expected to grow beyond a Category 1 hurricane and that is easing some concerns it could damage oil and gas refineries along the Gulf Coast. Still, several have shut down operations and will probably be offline for a couple days. Depending on Isaac's severity, analysts say gas prices could go up by about 10 cents or so in the coming weeks. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.<p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:13:00 +0000 editor 18704 at http://wwno.org