Deepwater-Horizon-Katastrophe: BP zahlt 18,7 Milliarden Dollar Schadensersatz

Deepwater-Horizon-Katastrophe: BP zahlt 18,7 Milliarden Dollar Schadensersatz

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2015

Millionen Liter Öl flossen in den Golf von Mexiko, als 2010 die Bohrplattform Deep Water Horizon explodierte. Die Küsten mehrerer US-Bundestaaten waren betroffen. Jetzt zahlt der Konzern BP die Rechnung. mehr... Forum ]

North Sea Oil Leak: Shell Under Fire Over Silent Tactics

North Sea Oil Leak: Shell Under Fire Over Silent Tactics

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 17, 2011

Oil has been flowing into the North Sea from a leak at a platform off the coast of Scotland for a week, but Shell has failed to be open with the public. Details of the leak are scarce, and information on the amount of oil which has escaped so far remains uncertain. By Axel Bojanowski more... Comment ]


The World from Berlin: 'BP Has to Change Its Entire Culture'

The World from Berlin: 'BP Has to Change Its Entire Culture'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 28, 2010

British oil giant BP presented its new CEO on Tuesday after announcing that Tony Hayward was stepping down. The fresh face at the helm may help improve public relations, but German papers on Wednesday argue that the company really needs to rethink its entire strategy. more...

Casualties of the Spill: BP's Crisis Could Soon Become Great Britain's

Casualties of the Spill: BP's Crisis Could Soon Become Great Britain's

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 13, 2010

With the oil continuing to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, BP is facing ever greater challenges. Already, the company has lost half its market value. Should it be unable to cap the leaking well soon, the British oil giant may be forced to sell of assets. That could spell disaster for Great Britain. By Frank Dohmen and Marco Evers more...


Like Being Blind on the Moon: The Trouble with Deepwater Oil Exploration

Like Being Blind on the Moon: The Trouble with Deepwater Oil Exploration

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 28, 2010

Last week the beleagured oil industry fought back: Despite the flow of crude oil still spoiling the Gulf of Mexico, they successfully protested a US moratorium on deepwater drilling. They're determined to continue exploration on oil's final frontier -- using high-tech methods they have not mastered. By Christian Wüst and Cordula Meyer more...

Oil Disaster in the Gulf Coast: 'I Have to Keep My Good Spirits'

Oil Disaster in the Gulf Coast: 'I Have to Keep My Good Spirits'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 17, 2010

For as long as he can remember Floyd Lasseigne has been a fisherman on Grand Isle, off the coast of Louisiana. Now he has to stand by and watch as the BP oil spill destroys his life. By Philip Bethge in Grand Isle, Louisiana more...


The World from Berlin: Will Obama Be the 'Jimmy Carter of the 21st Century'?

The World from Berlin: Will Obama Be the 'Jimmy Carter of the 21st Century'?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 17, 2010

Can US President Barack Obama lead America away from fossil fuel dependency? German commentators don't think so. Some say he is in danger of turning into an idealistic, one-term president like Jimmy Carter. more...

Text of President Obama's Speech: 'We Will Fight This Spill With Everything We've Got'

Text of President Obama's Speech: 'We Will Fight This Spill With Everything We've Got'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2010

US President Barack Obama spoke to America about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday evening. Here, his complete address. more...


Obama's Half-Hearted Battle: President of Change Unwilling to Tackle US Oil Addiction

Obama's Half-Hearted Battle: President of Change Unwilling to Tackle US Oil Addiction

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2010

US President Barack Obama has taken the fight to BP. But it is time that he picks a fight with the American public. American energy consumption is at the root of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, but Obama preferred to sidestep the issue in his Tuesday speech. By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Washington more...

BP's Oil Disaster: The Dangers and Difficulties of 'Bottom Kill'

BP's Oil Disaster: The Dangers and Difficulties of 'Bottom Kill'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2010

BP has only one arrow left in its quiver, a method known as 'bottom kill.' The idea is for relief wells to stop the gushing oil from below, but the technical challenges are formidable. Past experiences show that the oil may continue flowing into late autumn. By Philip Bethge more... Comment ]