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U.S. Treasury publishes final RESTORE rule

Valerie Garman | The News Herald PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast communities are one step closer to reaping the benefits of the RESTORE Act, legislation passed two years ago to aid in recovery from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The U.S. Department of Treasury is publishing a new rule in the Federal Register on Friday outlining a grant process ...

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Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill

Stacy Plaisance | Associated Press HOPEDALE, La. (AP) — Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For generations, this has been a bountiful lake for harvesting oysters, long before millions of gallons of oil spilled off Louisiana’s coast in 2010. On this ...

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BP oil still being removed from Florida coast

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Claims have circulated that most of the oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 has been removed from the Gulf of Mexico. However, a tar mat below the surface off Florida’s western coastline was discovered about a month ago. Efforts to clean up the mess are still ongoing, according to a report from ...

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Shell makes another Gulf of Mexico discovery

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Shell Oil Co. announced Tuesday that there could be up to 100 million barrels untapped in a region of the Gulf of Mexico. Ryan Holeywell reports for Fuelfix: The discovery was made about 75 miles offshore in the eastern portion of the Gulf in water that’s nearly 7,500 feet deep. The find marks the ...

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Private equity restores Louisiana wetlands for profit

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media As restoration of the Louisiana coastline makes slow process, one company is looking to make bank by, well… Making banks in the Louisiana wetlands. Ecosystem Investment Partners, a private equity firm, performs the restorative works in exchange for a profit, according to an article in the New York Times. John Schwartz reports: It is ...

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Gulf of Mexico asset shuffle sign of growth

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media There has been a lot of shuffling taking place along the Gulf of Mexico of late. With a potential revival of natural gas drilling in Haynesville and the prospect of liquefied natural gas exports on the horizon, oil and gas companies are vying for property in the coastal region. Jessica Gonzalez for The Republic ...

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BP fulfills first 100 medical claims after Gulf spill


Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media BP has finally begun to pay medical claims filed after the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010. The first 100 of what could be 10,000 medical claims received payment for the treatment of skin or respiratory conditions which resulted from the oil spill. USA Today reports: Payments to cover the costs of treatment for skin ...

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Chemical dispersants from Deepwater Horizon spill still linger on Gulf coast

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Chemical dispersants used to break up the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 are still being found along the Gulf coast in Louisiana. Traces of the chemical compound DOSS (dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate) are still being found in the oil patties, researchers say. Mark Schleifstein for the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: “Now ...

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Waveland, Miss., man sentenced for oil spill fraud

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GULFPORT, Miss. — A commercial fisherman in Mississippi has been sentenced to three years in prison for mail fraud related to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Luom Van Ngo of Waveland pleaded guilty in February. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. on Tuesday ordered Ngo pay restitution of $18,575. Ngo also will ...

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