| Jul 24, 2010
BP's evacuation of the Gulf of Mexico was called off Saturday and ships headed back to resume work on plugging the leaky well as remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie breezed past.
The temporary plug that has mostly contained the oil for eight days held, and...
| Jul 29, 2010
The government's point man for the Gulf spill says he's planning to meet with coastal parish officials to talk about what's next now that the oil has stopped flowing.
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said crews are having trouble finding patches of...
| Jul 18, 2010
| 6:19 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2010
Introducing two more pieces of oil-industry lingo - "static kill" and "bullheading" - to the American public, BP began forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well Tuesday in hopes of permanently sealing the biggest offshore leak in U.S. history....
| Aug 10, 2010
Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather.
The National Hurricane Center is watching a cluster of thunderstorms in the far eastern Gulf of...
| Aug 10, 2010
State police say an 85-year-old Thibodaux man died from injuries suffered in a crash on La. Highway 20 in Lafourche Parish.
Trooper Bryan Zeringue (zuh-RANG') says Ferdinand Delatte was driving a car westbound on Choctaw Road near Chackbay Monday, made a...
| Aug 12, 2010
With the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico plugged from the top and BP PLC and federal officials pondering whether the final plug, or "bottom kill," is needed, local officials fear national disengagement from what remains a crisis...
| Aug 13, 2010
Officials could know by early Friday if BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been sealed for good.
An analysis of tests on the well done Thursday was scheduled to be completed within 24 hours, letting the federal government and BP PLC know if...
| Aug 16, 2010
Shrimpers trawling Louisiana waters Monday in the first commercial season since the Gulf disaster don't know what dangers from the massive BP oil spill still lurk and what market there will be for their catch if consumers don't believe the seafood is...
| Aug 17, 2010
Commercial shrimpers out for the first season since BP's disastrous spill indicated their catch was plentiful and free of oil, despite a report by scientists that much of the crude remains below the surface of the Gulf.
Fishermen spent much of the summer...
| Aug 17, 2010
State health regulators are reopening an oyster harvesting area after it was determined there was no oil intrusion from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says the affected area, which has been closed...