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The Texas Supreme Court says BP isn’t covered under Transocean’s insurance policy on the project that led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
According to the Unified Oil Workers Federation, Brazil’s biggest oil industry union, the blast was caused by a gas leak in the vessel’s engine room.
The Unified Oilworkers Federation said in a statement on its website that the blast was caused by a gas leak in the engine room of the vessel.
Fires at the site of an eastern Iowa freight train derailment are out but ethanol is leaking into the Mississippi River and the task turned to monitoring for environmental impact and offloading the fuel from derailed trains to empty cars.
Monday’s explosion sent flames shooting several hundred feet into the air.
If convicted on two counts of making false statements to federal agencies, he could get up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.
But officials don’t expect harm to wildlife or drinking water supplies.
Federal regulators said Friday they will send personnel, weather permitting, to examine the damage at an oil production platform owned by Energy XXI in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, about 5 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
The saltwater, known as brine, is an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production that is much saltier than sea water and may also contain petroleum and residue from hydraulic fracturing operations.
Up to 50,000 gallons of crude were released in the spill.