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2010-05-13 12:58:00

HOUSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Buzbee Law Firm, which represents 10 injured rig workers who were aboard the Transocean (NYSE: RIG) Deepwater Horizon when it exploded on April 20, condemned a move today by the company to limit its legal liability. According to Tony Buzbee, managing partner of The Buzbee Law Firm, "Transocean has accepted more than $430 million in insurance proceeds related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, but has asked a Houston federal court to limit...

2010-04-06 09:26:00

Steps Needed to Prevent More Disasters PITTSBURGH, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today condemned remarks made by oil industry trade associations in the aftermath of the Tesoro refinery explosion and fire April 2 in Anacortes, Wash., that killed five and severely injured two others.

2008-09-23 12:00:00

By JOHN PORRETTO By John Porretto The Associated Press HOUSTON Some gas stations in parts of the Southeast are out of fuel, and shortages could persist for days as refiners continue to recover from the one-two punch of hurricanes Gustav and Ike .

2008-09-15 21:00:25

By David Koenig; Ellen Simon A small change in Hurricane Ike's course just before it crashed into the Texas coast may have spared the state and the nation from significantly worse economic damage.

2008-09-12 18:00:32

HOUSTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation announced today that the Company will contribute $1.5 million to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav relief efforts.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.