Oil Spill

Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell on Sunday reported a fresh spill from a key delivery pipeline in southern Nigeria, but said it has contained the leak. “SPDC (Shell Petroleum Development Company) contained a spill in Adibawa delivery line which was reported yesterday (Saturday),” Shell’s Nigerian joint venture said in a statememt. See Also: Meet J.Lo’s New Boyfriend See Also: Black Travel: Visit […]

A year after the disaster caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Gulf Coast looks to see some tourism return to it’s shores for the historically busy Memorial Day. Many of those involved in the tourism industry along the Gulf Coast seem optimistic that this weekend will be better than the last. A recent […]

Here is an episode from our popular “On The Road” series from last year when Washington Watch correspondent and Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey D. Fontaine traveled to Louisiana to expose the frightening dilemmas of living in the Gulf Coast region after the worse oil spill in US history. Like this? Then def check […]

The oil giant BP said Wednesday in its internal report that a series of failures involving a number of companies ultimately led to the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

An offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the site of the April blast that caused the massive oil spill.

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — BP claimed a key victory Wednesday in its effort to plug its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico while the government said the vast majority of oil from the worst offshore spill in U.S. history was already gone.

Spike Lee visited the National Association of Black Journalists convention in San Diego Saturday to give folks a sample of his new HBO documentary that includes a look at the BP Gulf oil spill.

From Blackvoices.com: Soon after a BP wellhead exploded in the Gulf of Mexico spewing a jillion gallons in to the waters off the coast of Louisiana, the British company started the business of cleaning up the worst oil spill United States’ history.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Crews were working Tuesday to contain and clean up more than 800,000 gallons of oil that poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River in southern Michigan, coating birds and fish.

From Marketwatch.com: BP’s new chief executive, Robert Dudley, is an industry veteran with wide-ranging qualifications, but it was his American passport as much as his in-depth knowledge of Russia and his green credentials that sealed the deal for the board.

From NYDailyNews.com: BP may have sent its disgraced CEO packing to Russia, but the oil giant softened the blow, giving its bumbling executive $1.6 million for his troubles.

From MarketWatch.com: BP Plc said Monday it will debate the fate of embattled Chief Executive Tony Hayward at a board meeting this evening but stressed that no final decision has been made.