The Great Debate

How to trust BP again

By Christine Bader
March 18, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing BP to once again bid on new leases in the Gulf of Mexico — which could happen as early as Wednesday.

Why the coast is key to the survival of New Orleans

By Guest Contributor
August 27, 2010

USA-RIG/LEAK

The following is a guest post by Mark Davis, a senior research fellow and director of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at Tulane Law School. The opinions expressed are his own.

Too much at stake for long drilling moratorium

June 16, 2010

Deepwater oil production in the Gulf of Mexico accounted for 23 percent of all oil produced in the United States last year, and 7 percent of all crude consumed in the nation’s refineries, according to the Energy Information Administration’s “Annual Energy Outlook.”

BP’s crisis is no Three Mile Island

June 11, 2010

The catastrophic blowout at Macondo has sliced 40 percent off BP’s market capitalisation, and led analysts to speculate about lasting reductions in deepwater drilling and the resulting impact on both long-term oil supply and the fate of climate change legislation.

from The Great Debate UK:

BP Gulf of Mexico crisis will transform the oil industry

June 11, 2010

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-Kees Willemse is professor of off-shore engineering, Delft University.  The opinions expressed are his own.-

from The Great Debate UK:

How much damage will the BP oil spill cause?

May 14, 2010

-Kees Willemse is professor of offshore engineering at Delft University. The opinions expressed are his own.-