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The Deepwater Horizon Disaster

21 October 2014

On the 20th April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico there was an explosion on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which subsequently sunk with the loss of eleven lives. The oil which gushed into the Gulf of Mexico was the largest marine oil spill ever recorded and it was only on the 19th September 2010 that [read more]

The World’s 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

21 October 2014

By Andrew Topf | Mon, 29 September 2014 20:41 | 7 Next time you get into your car and drive to the supermarket, think about how much energy you consume on an annual basis. It is widely assumed that Westerners are some of the world’s worst energy pigs. While Americans make up just 5 percent of [read more]

BP’s Texas City Refinery Explosion 2005

14 October 2014

On the 23rd March 2005, a fire and explosion occurred at BP’s Texas City Refinery in Texas City, Texas, killing 15 workers and injuring more than 170 others.  The accident was a catastrophic process failure. The Texas City Refinery was the second-largest oil refinery in Texas and the third [read more]

Crude Oil The Supply Outlook

16 December 2008

“Crude Oil The Supply Outlook” is a report to the Energy Watch Group published in October 2007.  The main objective of the report was to project the future availability of crude oil up to 2030. The report concludes that the peak of world oil production was in 2006, earlier than some [read more]