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Oil Rig Articles

Safety measures approved in 30 minutes

THE Northern Territory government took just 30 minutes to approve changes to crucial safety measures at an offshore well just months before it leaked thousands of barrels of oil into the Timor Sea, an investigation has heard.

Green Guide's Critical View

FREE TO AIR YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE ABC1, 9.25pm SOME of us are going to feel a little embarrassed that we've never heard of the Hughes family. Because there must be few other Australian dynasties so talented, or so adventurous. In this thoroughly entertaining documentary we meet the loud and lovely Christa Hughes..read more

Movies - Thursday, February 18

Five Easy Pieces (1970) ABC1, 12.15am

Public may not get a say at oil leak inquiry

AN INQUIRY into the 10-week West Atlas oil rig spill will have the same powers as a royal commission, but there is no guarantee of public hearings.

Leaking oil rig may 'collapse into sea'

THE West Atlas oil rig could collapse if a blaze aboard the structure is not stopped quickly, the Thai operator has warned.