Tagged: BP

Shake-up at BP

Just days before he will become BP’s new CEO, Bob Dudley has already begun to shake-up senior management. BP announced that upstream chief Andy Inglis will leave the company. In a statement, BP also announced that the company will create a safety division to “oversee and audit the company’s operations around the world.” Kenneth Freeman, […]

Americans and oil

A new poll reports reports that Americans are “deeply concerned” about energy but “unwilling to pay higher gasoline prices to help develop new fuel sources.”  Professor Cutler Cleveland, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, says this attitude defies our experience since 1970 as we’ve gone to war over oil, experienced major oil […]

BP CEO hit at Congressional hearing

Members of Congress came down hard on BP CEO Tony Hayward (r.) as he testified about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  But political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Business and Politics,” wondered why the spotlight over American’s worst-ever spill hasn’t shone on Transocean, BP’s partner in the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded in […]

How much is that spill?

The BP oil spill now has released at least 1.3 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on June 15th.  What’s that equivalent to?  Professor Cutler Cleveland, director of the BU Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and editor of Encyclopedia of Earth” suggests some possibilities […]

BP faces Congress

It’s all BP all the time in Washington this week.  After President Obama addresses the nation Wednesday on the BP oil spill situation, company executives on Thursday face a Congressional hearing on the matter.  Visiting law Professor Elizabeth Nowicki, both a former SEC and Wall Street attorney, says BP CEO Tony Hayward would be well-served to remember […]

BP tries (again) to plug leak

Embattled oil company BP is again trying to divert the six-week-old Gulf oil leak by smothering the gushing flow under yet another dome.  Geology Professor Cutler Cleveland,  director of the BU Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, has updated his entry on the Deepwater Horizon saga in the BU-born Encyclopedia of Earth to discuss the myth […]

BU environmental expert on impact of oil spill

Cutler Cleveland, professor of Geography and Environment, lays out the short and long-term environmental effects of the BP oil spill. Contact: Cutler Cleveland, 617-353-7552, cutler@bu.edu

BP tries “top kill” to stop Gulf leak

Though it’s never been tried before in such deep waters, BP started its “top kill” operation in an effort to plug the mile-deep leak that has been spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico in U.S. waters for five weeks since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded.  Professor Cutler Cleveland, director of the BU Center for Energy […]

Gulf oil spill documented by BU researchers

Details of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have now been documented, and will be updated, on the Encyclopedia of Earth, developed by Boston University under the guidance of Professor Cutler Cleveland, director of the BU Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, and fellow at the university’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future. […]