Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Friday made her first visits to Gulf of Mexico offshore oil wells since taking office, in a move intended to highlight safety reforms made after the BP spill.
Jewell toured LLOG Exploration's semi-submersible drilling rig about 120 miles south of New Orleans. There, she observed a cementing operation and discussed the company's development plans, the department said.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Roughly 300 gallons of crude oil spilled early Friday into the Mississippi River near St. Louis after a vessel on the rain-swollen waterway slammed into a fleet of docked barges, causing 14 of them to briefly break away, according to the Coast Guard.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — ExxonMobil officials and regulators on Thursday were investigating the cause of a small oil leak from the Pegasus pipeline in southeast Missouri — the second leak from the 850-mile pipeline in a month.
In an interview with FuelFix, the Center for Offshore Safety Director Charlie Williams said tougher hazard analysis could be problematic for oil companies when writing safety audits required by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.