Governors and oil industry work hand in hand in offshore drilling group

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Lobbying firm, advocacy organization did much of the work.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Alabama":

"… rgy independence.” …"

West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

By Christiane Badgley

Industry regulation and disaster plans missing as Ghana ramps up production

Excerpts from this story referencing "Africa":

"… police the industry and equipment needed to react to spills.Located along Africa’s Atlantic Coast, Ghana is slipping down the same unregulated slope as o …"

"… $3 billion Jubilee field ready in record time.Ghana became the latest West African country to share in an oil exploration boom that had taken on new emphasi …"

"… 90s. After the terrorist attacks, the United States looked increasingly to Africa as a “safe” alternative to Middle Eastern oil.Then-President George W. …"

"… le Eastern oil.Then-President George W. Bush traveled twice to sub-Saharan Africa and met with a number of African heads of state. Exploration in the Gulf o …"

Fishing and the offshore oil industry: A delicate imbalance

By Christiane Badgley

Fishing and the offshore oil industry in Ghana

Excerpts from this story referencing "Africa":

"… .In December 2010, Ghana, a nation of 24 million people, became the latest African nation to join the petroleum club. Its Jubilee field, approximately 60 km …"

"… rnalist and documentary producer who has been following oil development in Africa. This article was produced in cooperation with the Pulitzer Center on Cris …"

Fact Check: Permitting some fudging on oil stats

By Margaret L. Ryan

Obama official defends slow drilling record with selective use of data

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mary Landrieu":

"… ration, lending some credence to the contention of Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu that Bromwich had offered “disingenuous” numbers during his testimony. …"

National Academy releases interim report on Deepwater Horizon

By Aaron Mehta

The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council have just released preliminary findings on what caused the explosion a

Haphazard firefighting might have sunk BP oil rig

By Aaron Mehta and John Solomon

The Coast Guard has gathered evidence it failed to follow its own firefighting policy during the Deepwater Horizon disaster and is investiga

Excerpts from this story referencing "officer":

"… of a regular firefighting agency under the supervision of a qualified fire officer .” Responsibility for fighting a fire aboard an offshore rig lies with i …"

"… that correct? Is that the potential?” Nguyen asked Robb.The Coast Guard officer pressed further. “Well, if the firefighting efforts are not coordinated …"

Coast Guard logs reveal early spill estimate of 8,000 barrels a day

By John Solomon and Aaron Mehta

Coast Guard officials grasped the potential threat of a catastrophic spill within hours of the explosion on board the Deepwater Horizon dril

Big oil wields ultra deep influence

By Laura Peterson

Legislators push for energy industry tax breaks, regulatory changes to hunt for oil at the bottom of the sea

Excerpts from this story referencing "oil and gas":

"… Management Act of 1982 requires companies to pay a royalty on each unit of oil and gas produced on U.S. territory. The Minerals Management Service (MMS), created …"

"… Royalty Relief Act of 1995, which cut royalties owed to the government for oil and gas drilled on federal lands from depths of 200 meters or more, was signed int …"

"… ation housed at the University of Texas, estimated that royalties from the oil and gas produced from ultra-deep and unconventional methods would pay for the prog …"

"… gy Security Act of 2003 contained nearly $24 billion in tax incentives for oil and gas production, including nearly $18 billion in new research programs. The bil …"