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2012-01-01 08:25:36

By early next year, there will be more deepwater drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico than there were in the days leading up to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, Jonathan Fahey of the Associated Press (AP) reported on Friday. On April 20, 2010, and explosion onboard the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 men working on the platform, injured 17 others, and led to what many have called the one of the worst environmental disaster in American history. Approximately five...

2009-01-27 14:59:55

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Mad Dog Concepts boy's pajamas that did not meet federal flammability standards. The Tony Hawk Boy's Pajama Sets imported from Cambodia by Mad Dog Concepts of New York, are skateboard-themed pajamas called Boards Estate, Heathen Skull, Backspray, and Stix Jester, the Commission said. About 25,000 pajama sets sizes 4 to 14 were sold from September 2008 through October 2008 at Kohl's Department Stores nationwide for...

2008-09-17 09:00:53

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Devon Energy Corporation announced today that it has restored a portion of its offshore oil and natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The company produces approximately 50,000 equivalent barrels of oil (Boe) per day from wells located in the Gulf of Mexico. Devon's U.S. offshore production is about 60 percent natural gas and represents roughly seven percent of the company's worldwide oil and...

2008-09-16 18:00:29

HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to the devastating effects of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav on impacted communities in Texas and Louisiana, BP announced that the BP Foundation will donate $8 million to community organizations and will also match the contributions of BP employees to the disaster relief effort. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000724/NYM120LOGO ) "BP shares the nation's concern for those hit so hard by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav," said Bob...

2008-07-25 09:00:58

Ripped abs. Glistening biceps. Rock-hard pecs. What boy wouldn't want to look like Conan the Barbarian? Certainly that was the desire of Christopher Bell and his two brothers, Mike ("Mad Dog") and Mark ("Stinky"). They were fat, unathletic kids who began emulating their hero, Hulk Hogan, by training in the basement of their home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. They lifted weights. They choreographed fight routines. They got buff. They played high school sports. And they envisioned a future of...

2007-05-28 09:00:00

THUNDER HORSE PLATFORM, Gulf of Mexico -- The day after massive Hurricane Dennis churned through the Gulf of Mexico in July 2005, a commercial vessel traveling past BP PLC's hulking Thunder Horse oil platform radioed the bad news to its owner: The platform's top deck was listing into the water. When a landing party from BP arrived at the platform two days later, they had to tie onto rails near the control tower to haul themselves up the platform's 30-degree incline. "It looked like a ship...

2006-11-02 12:00:26

HOUSTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP America Inc. today announced plans for the construction of an 800 mile undersea fiber optic system in the Gulf of Mexico to provide continuous broadband connectivity to the company's offshore oil and gas facilities. The system will allow greater operating flexibility, including the ability to continue producing safely for longer periods when hurricanes enter the Gulf and to return more quickly to production after storms pass. In some cases the...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'