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  • BP: No Sign Of Leaks As Capped Well Nears 48 Hours

    BP: No Sign Of Leaks As Capped Well Nears 48 Hours
    BP was encouraged Saturday as the final hours ticked away on a two-day trial run of a massive cap on its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying there no signs of new leaks and oil was being kept out of the water. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said...
  • Battling The Blob from Coast Guard's Command Post

    Battling The Blob from Coast Guard's Command Post
    Inside a sprawling command post in southern Louisiana, The Blob is everywhere. It stains the many maps tacked to white walls. Computer monitors beam satellite images of it floating in the Gulf of Mexico, a magenta mass that looks more like an island...
  • BP: Experimental Cap Shows No Sign of Leaks

    BP: Experimental Cap Shows No Sign of Leaks
    BP's experimental cap was holding Saturday as the final hours ticked away in a two-day trial run to make sure it keeps oil from pouring into the Gulf of Mexico without blowing a new leak in the busted well. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said...
  • The Gulf waits: Oil is plugged, but for how long?

    The Gulf waits: Oil is plugged, but for how long?
    The Gulf Coast found itself in an odd moment of limbo Saturday: The oil has been stopped, but no one knows if it's corked for good. The clock expired on BP's 48-hour observation period and the government added another day of critical monitoring....
  • BP's Hayward To Step Aside; Gulf Work Resumes

    BP's Hayward To Step Aside; Gulf Work Resumes
    NEW ORLEANS -- BP was expected to announce changes at the top on Monday with the anticipated departure of CEO Tony Hayward, who came under fire for his handling of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Hayward would be replaced by Bob Dudley, an...
  • Official: Seep Found Near BP's Blown Out Oil Well

    Official: Seep Found Near BP's Blown Out Oil Well
    A federal official says scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane near BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that's been capped off for three days. The official spoke to The...
  • Red Tape Vexes Gulf Residents Seeking BP Payments

    Red Tape Vexes Gulf Residents Seeking BP Payments
    The reefs that David Walter makes for anglers to drop into the Gulf of Mexico are fake, but his frustration as he tries to win compensation from BP for lost income is real. State regulators stopped issuing permits for the reefs on May 4 because of the...
  • Louisiana leaders want Gulf drilling to resume

    Louisiana leaders want Gulf drilling to resume
    At the same time they are venting their fury on BP over the Gulf of Mexico spill and its calamitous environmental effects, Louisiana politicians are rushing to the defense of the oil-and-gas industry and pleading with Washington to bring back offshore...
  • BP Shares Bounce Back In London Trading

    BP Shares Bounce Back In London Trading
    Shares in BP PLC opened higher in London on Friday, a day after a sharp drop linked to the company's difficulties with an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was reversed in New York. BP shares were up 4 percent at 380.2 pence in the first hour of trading on...
  • Admiral Allen In Hot Seat Over Spill

    Admiral Allen In Hot Seat Over Spill
    The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, take-charge leader who has become the federal government's go-to guy in a disaster. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, one of the...
  • June 11th Oil Spill Update

    A summary of events on Friday, June 11, Day 52 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and...