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Blowout off Nigeria?

Given the sustained intensity of the fire on the K.S. Endeavor  drill rig that ignited off the coast of Nigeria yesterday morning, we’re starting to think a total loss of well control occurred. Yep, that would be a blowout.  Two workers are still missing. We assume the rig was drilling Chevron’s “Funiwa Deep” natural gas […]

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Brazil Oil Spill Update

The Campos Basin has been cloudy so we haven’t gotten a good satellite image of the Chevron oil spill there since November 12. Chevron reported yesterday that their top-kill operation has stopped the flow of oil at a well they had been drilling from the Transocean SEDCO 706 semisubmersible drill rig, and “significantly reduced” the […]

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Marcellus Shale Drilling and Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

Following up on Ben’s post Tuesday – onshore oil and natural gas drilling can impact water in different ways: 1) Water withdrawals – drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) require large quantities of water. The high-volume slickwater fracking performed on Marcellus Shale gas wells can use up to 3 million gallons of water per frack.  It’s […]

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Need a Tax Deduction? Support SkyTruth!

As 2010 draws to a close, we breath a sigh of relief. The BP / Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico tested our ability to collect, analyze, and publish images and information day in and day out for almost four months, and attracted major media attention. Following up to ensure that the important […]