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Hurricane Michael death toll hits 17

Oct 13, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warns that he expects the toll to rise

GONE. Claire mourns as she sees the damage caused by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 12, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

1 dead as monstrous Hurricane Michael tears into Florida

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long says Michael is the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since 1851

AFTER MICHAEL. Damaged buildings and a flooded street are seen after Hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Current El Niño 3rd strongest; expected to last until spring

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:39 AM

In any measure 1997 was still stronger than we are seeing right now says Mike Halpert deputy director of the US Climate Prediction Center

4 killed in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:49 AM

2nd UPDATE The fire has been extinguished some 16 hours later Pemex says it did not cause a spill into the sea but an oil leak occurred and was being contained by specialized ships

OIL RIG BLAST. View of the Abkatun A-Permanente platform on fire on the Gulf of Mexico's Campeche Sound on April 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ STR

PH asks US to probe Filipino oil worker's death

Nov 01, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr makes this appeal to the US Interior Department s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

2nd deadliest US industry kills another Filipino

Oct 30, 2013 - 7:24 PM

Peter Jorge Voces belonged to a deadly industry that killed 3 Filipinos before him

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

Halliburton admits destroying Deepwater Horizon spill evidence

Jul 27, 2013 - 11:44 AM

A Justice Department statement released late Thursday July 25 said the company had agreed to plead guilty to criminal conduct that occurred when it was carrying out its own post accident investigation

DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER. A file picture released by the US Coast Guard on 22 April 2010 shows a fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, located in the Gulf of Mexico 52 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, USA. Photo by EPA/US Coast Guard/Handout

BP profits slide on US oil spill fallout

Feb 06, 2013 - 12:54 AM

British energy giant BP said its net profits slumped by more than half last year on fines and asset sales linked to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster ahead of a US trial later this month

Pinoys injured in oil platform blast recovering well

Dec 03, 2012 - 2:31 PM

Three other Filipinos died in the same explosion and another 3 were injured but not seriously

INJURED PINOYS RECOVERING WELL. Philippine Consul General in Chicago Leo Herrera-Lim (L) visits injured Filipino oil worker Renato Dominguez along with his wife in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo courtesy of Philippine Embassy in Washington DC

3rd Filipino fatality in oil rig accident identified

Nov 29, 2012 - 2:59 PM

A third Filipino fatality in the November 16 explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been confirmed by the Philippine Embassy in Washington

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

BP banned from US government contracts

Nov 28, 2012 - 10:44 PM

The British oil giant is banned from US government contracts until the Environmental Protection Agency determined BP meets its standards

SUSPENDED. Cleanup crews manually sift sand on Barrancas Beach, Florida after the 2010 oil spill. Photo courtesy of BP America

DFA searching for missing Pinoy in oil rig blast

Nov 20, 2012 - 4:40 PM

Four more Pinoys were injured in the blast and two are in critical condition

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

Filipino fatality in blast identified

Nov 19, 2012 - 4:13 PM

Contract worker Elroy Corporal 42 has been identified as the fatality in the explosion the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC said in a statement Monday November 19

RIG FIRE. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

Filipino confirmed dead in US oil rig fire

Nov 18, 2012 - 7:11 PM

One Filipino has been confirmed dead after the fire in an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico last Friday November 17 the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC said Sunday