Tag: Hurricane Ivan

Taylor Energy exec blames decade old oil leak on ‘act of God’

Taylor Energy exec blames decade old oil leak on ‘act of God’

Taylor Energy platform toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 BATON ROUGE, La. _ A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an “act of God” during a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the president of the company responsible said Wednesday. The assertion from Taylor Energy President William Pecue didn’t […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Taylor Energy sues gov’t to recoup $432M set aside for work on 2004 Gulf oil leak

Taylor Energy sues gov’t to recoup $432M set aside for work on 2004 Gulf oil leak

Taylor Energy says US government violated 2008 agreement The company responsible for a continuing oil leak that began a decade ago in the Gulf of Mexico is suing the federal government to recover more than $400 million that the company set aside for work to end the leak. New Orleans-based Taylor Energy Company’s lawsuit, filed […]

By January 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Taylor Energy to hold meeting on decade old Gulf of Mexico oil leak

Taylor Energy to hold meeting on decade old Gulf of Mexico oil leak

Taylor Energy owned platform toppled by Hurricane Ivan BATON ROUGE, La. _ The company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico will hold a public meeting next month to disclose details of its efforts to stop chronic slicks from forming off Louisiana’s coast. The Jan. 20 forum in Baton Rouge was […]

By December 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Environmental groups, Taylor Energy sign settlement in decade old Gulf oil leak

Environmental groups, Taylor Energy sign settlement in decade old Gulf oil leak

Taylor Energy platform collapsed during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 NEW ORLEANS – Environmental groups signed a settlement agreement Thursday to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Taylor Energy Company announced details of the pact in a news release last week, but […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Taylor Energy reaches settlement in 2004 Gulf of Mexico spill

Taylor Energy reaches settlement in 2004 Gulf of Mexico spill

Taylor Energy to make $300K donation to Louisiana marine research   NEW ORLEANS – Environmental groups and a New Orleans energy company have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit stemming from the company’s failed efforts to stop a decade-old, slow-motion oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A federal court filing Thursday stated that an agreement […]

Louisiana politicians back Taylor Energy bid for settlement in 2004 Gulf oil leak

Louisiana politicians back Taylor Energy bid for settlement in 2004 Gulf oil leak

Taylor Energy oil platform toppled by Hurricane Ivan WASHINGTON – Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through […]

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against Taylor Energy, responsible for Gulf oil leak

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against Taylor Energy, responsible for Gulf oil leak

Taylor Energy may have to do more to mitigate impacts BATON ROUGE, La. – A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that environmental groups filed against a New Orleans-based company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan ruled Tuesday that a trial is necessary to determine […]