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Will the russian Turkish stream be launched, or an apology to Erdogan is not enough?

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One fifth of the oil leaking of its Gulf of Mexico well captured BP said

Energy giant BP today said it was capturing about one fifth of the oil leaking from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but the London-based company faced fresh questions about its industry safety record.

18 May 2010 , 09:51Reuters12270

First success for BP to capture some oil spill

BP succeeded Sunday in capturing "some" oil and gas by inserting a mile-long tube into the main Gulf of Mexico leak, but would not say if it was just a dribble or a significant percentage of the gusher.

17 May 2010 , 08:28Clement SabourinThe Sydney Morning Herald11820

The oil slick looming off the Gulf of Mexico should reach US coasts within two days

For Tammy Wolfer of Louisiana, the worst part about the oil slick looming off the Gulf of Mexico coast isn’t that it cut her income from working at a marina and ruined plans to buy a house this year. The worst part is waiting to see where and when the oil will arrive on shore.

14 May 2010 , 10:41Kim Chipman, Jim PolsonBloomberg18480

Venezuelan gas platform sank in Caribbean sea

A gas platform has sunk in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela, but the energy minister says it poses no risk to the environment.

14 May 2010 , 08:50BBC News36101

BP tried another tool to stop oil spilling in the Gulf of Mexico

BP added another untested tool to its arsenal of spill containment options on Wednesday, a tube that engineers hope to slip into a break in a leaking pipe to intercept some of the 5,000 barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico each day.

13 May 2010 , 10:06Monica HatcherHouston Chronicle15360

BP is ready to try any solutions to control oil spill

BP is turning to new options in its continuing and still-desperate bid to contain and eventually stop the constant gushing of oil from a leaking wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

11 May 2010 , 09:51CBC News12450

Fire incident at major pipeline in Niger Delta forced Shell to shut down some oil production

Supermajor Shell has been forced to shut down some oil production in Nigeria after a fire at a major pipeline in the Niger Delta.

07 May 2010 , 10:06Upstream49550

Russian navy has rescued supertanker from Somali pirates

Russian sailors from the anti-ship cruiser Marshal Shaposhnikov on Thursday freed a Russian tanker hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, a high-ranking official from the maritime coalition forces has reported.

06 May 2010 , 10:10RIA Novosti16080

Russian supertanker hijacked by Somali pirates

A Russian warship was headed toward a Russian-operated oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen late Wednesday.

06 May 2010 , 07:46Maria AntonovaThe Moscow Times24730

BP's action to close one of the three sources of Macondo drill pipe leak

BP has successfully attached a valve to the end of the broken drilling pipe at the Macondo well in the US Gulf and plans to try to shut that leak later today.

05 May 2010 , 07:57Noah Brenner, Anthony Guegel & Anthea PittUpstream26110

Transocean oil drilling platform sank in Gulf of Mexico

An oil drilling rig that had burned for 36 hours in the Gulf of Mexico sank on Thursday as hopes dimmed for 11 missing workers and the risk of a major oil spill loomed, officials said.

23 April 2010 , 08:35Reuters28480

US off-shore drilling platform in fire in Gulf of Mexico

US Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for at least 11 oil workers missing after an explosion and fire on an off-shore drilling platform.

22 April 2010 , 09:47BBC News34080

Australian's major gold mining area strongly hit by earthquake

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck Australia's major gold-mining region on Tuesday, leading to the evacuation of mines, schools and hospitals.

20 April 2010 , 11:56RIA Novosti53860

Oil tanker explosion in Pakistan against NATO forces interests

A powerful blast hit an oil tanker carrying supplies for NATO forces in Pakistan's northwestern region bordering Afghanistan Monday, a media report said.

20 April 2010 , 10:53Expressnews.lk37100

Russian pipeline incident has left almost 60 tons of diesel in nature

About 50 to 60 tons of diesel fuel spilled from a pipeline April 4 along the shore of Pevek lagoon (in the Chaunskiy district of Chukotskiy region, Russia).

06 April 2010 , 08:21Oil and Gas Information Agency10310

Lukoil's vice president Anatoly Barkov unique survivor of car crash

LUKoil vice president Anatoly Barkov was hospitalized after a car slammed into his Mercedes on a snow-clogged street in southwestern Moscow during Thursday morning rush hour.

26 February 2010 , 08:02The Moscow Times21570

Pipeline problems in Russian fear East

Oil oozed from the East-Siberia - Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline, launched about a month ago, in the third such accident in less than two months.

19 February 2010 , 15:20RIA Novosti35080

ConocoPhillips in mourning

ConocoPhillips’ Alaska unit president Jim Bowles was killed and a colleague was missing and presumed dead after their snowmobiling party was caught in an avalanche on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

15 February 2010 , 12:45Upstream14100

Turkmen Pipeline To Be Repaired Within 2–3 days

The rupture of a gas pipeline in Turkmenistan will be repaired within two or three days

10 April 2009 , 08:05Ksenia KochnevaRIA Novosti11590

Turkmen Exports Shut Down On Pipeline Accident

Gas exports from Turkmenistan to Russia suspended due to pipeline accident

09 April 2009 , 08:20Ksenia KochnevaReuters9790

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