Andy Rowell

Andy Rowell is a staff blogger for Oil Change International in addition to working as a freelance writer and investigative journalist who specializes in environmental, health and lobbying issues. Follow him on Twitter: @andy_rowell

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:00am
New Evidence BP's Spill Dispersant Caused Harm to Humans and Wildlife
In the desperately dark days following BP’s Deepwater Horizon accident in April 2010, one of the issues that I highlighted on this blog was the dangers of BP’s chemical Corexit, which the oil giant was using to disperse the oil. In a blog on in early May that year, we published a blog: “ Exclusive...
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:45am
What Climate Crisis? Sales of SUVs Booming in Europe
If you thought that growing awareness about climate change, coupled with years of austerity and recession, would mean that European drivers would be buying small fuel efficient cars, you would be wrong. Although the pomp, swagger and pure unadulterated panache of Motor Shows do not totally reflect...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 8:45am
OPEC Wants to "Crush US Shale"
Just how low can the oil price go? What was unthinkable even a few months ago is now becoming distinctly probable, even likely. As analysts dissect the ramifications for the oil industry of $40 dollar barrel, oil traders are now thinking that the price of crude will halve that to a staggering $20 a...
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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:45pm
Oil Industry Set to Ignore “Final Warning” on Climate Change
The “ clock is ticking” . “Little time left” . The “Starkest Warning Yet” . The “ Final Warning” . Just four of the headlines from around the world of yesterday’s UN report on climate change. As the headlines suggest, the UN yesterday issued their latest and most definitive warning about climate...
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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
Big Oil Sets Up Crude Export Lobby Group
The growing political fight over relaxing America’s decades-old crude export ban intensified at the end of last week, when 14 oil and gas firms set up a lobbying group specifically to push to relax the ban. The group, entitled Producers for American Crude Oil Exports (PACE), is the first lobby...
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:30am
Tar Sands-Obsessed Canada: 'If All Else Fails, Let’s Go North'
“We can’t go South, we can’t go West, we can’t go East, so, hey, lets’ go North”. That is the latest thinking of the Canadians in their increasingly desperate attempts to export the dirty, carbon intensive tar sands from Alberta. At the moment, all the southern, western and eastern routes to export...
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Oil pollution in the Niger Delta (Credit: flickr/cc/Sosialistisk Ungdom (SU)) Views
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:15am
Shell’s Shame in Nigeria Continues
If there is one country where Shell’s broken promises ring hollower than anywhere else it is in Nigeria. For decades, the company’s operations in the country have been mired by pollution and community protests which in turn have been met with endless cycles of violence against protestors. The...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:30pm
Big Oil Threatens Maine City After Tar Sands Export Ban
Big Oil has always been a bad, bad loser. And it is therefore no surprise that it has threatened to sue a small coastal city in Maine which on Monday night struck an historical blow against the industry by banning the export of tar sands from its harbour. The decision by South Portland to approve,...
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