Topic: Jorge Pinon
In three months deep water drilling is set to begin in Cuban waters in the Gulf of Mexico, but the US embargo on Cuba could spell catastrophe should a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon spill occur.
09/21/2011 10:08 am
Three months of poking and prodding in the Gulf oil spill have recast how companies will respond to future deep-sea accidents. On Friday, a new containment cap appeared to be holding steady, with no signs of oil leaking.
07/16/2010 02:48 pm
The BP oil spill has begun to have international repercussions. Cuba is the country most likely to be the first non-US victim if the oil slick advances beyond Florida into the Caribbean.
06/11/2010 08:46 pm
Despite the Deepwater Horizon oil rig's state-of-the-art equipment, drilling in the deep blue is still a roughneck's job – a combustible mix of big machines and highly flammable materials.
04/22/2010 01:13 pm
Roughneck towns along the Gulf coast are waiting for news from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Eleven people are missing, although one family received a happy call.
04/21/2010 08:48 pm
Major mishaps aboard oil rigs are rare. But accidents like the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion show the risks as companies explore farther and drill deeper.
04/21/2010 04:01 pm
Amid a bid for reelection, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's oil subsidy and antipoverty programs may be on the chopping block.
01/08/2009 12:00 am
As its peers in the region see their oil production slipping Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras is entering a new era as the region's silent giant.
11/14/2008 12:00 am
If prices keep dropping, the next president may find it harder to ease the US off foreign oil.
11/03/2008 12:00 am