| Jun 24, 2010
Two weeks after he was hired by BP to help with the oil spill cleanup, William Allen Kruse killed himself.
The 55-year-old charter boat captain shot himself in the head Wednesday morning as he prepared to spend another day skimming oil off the waters...
| Jun 25, 2010
Tests show BP is on target for mid-August completion of a relief well in the Gulf of Mexico, the best hope of stopping the oil that's been gushing since April, the company said Friday.
The crew drilling the first of two wells ran a procedure this week to...
| Jun 26, 2010
A tropical storm churning in the Caribbean could be the latest bad news for BP crews trying to contain and clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf, an effort that has been plagued by setbacks for more than two months.
It is still too early to tell...
| Jul 2, 2010
BP and the Obama administration face mounting complaints that they are ignoring foreign offers of equipment and making little use of the fishing boats and volunteers available to help clean up what may now be the biggest spill ever in the Gulf of
| Apr 19, 2011
| 5:48 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the nation's lead science agency in handling oil spills. On the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco talked to Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas about the...
| Jul 6, 2010
| 4:08 PM
Admiral Thad Allen is in the Bayou City just days after tar ball were discovered on Texas beaches.
As National Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, retired U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Allen spoke about the ongoing efforts to capture,...
| Jul 9, 2010
Workers at the BP oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico will begin a complicated operation this weekend that they hope will let them contain most of the oil gushing from the seafloor.
But for possibly a couple of days, oil will flow unimpeded into the...
| Jul 10, 2010
| 9:40 AM
The delicate work of removing and replacing a cap over the gushing oil well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico began Saturday, with robotic submarines hovering around the site.
The hope is to fit a tighter dome that will funnel more oil to collection...
| Jul 10, 2010
Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will flow freely into the sea.
It's the first step in placing a tighter dome that is supposed to funnel more...
| Jul 12, 2010
The federal government's point man for the Gulf oil spill says they hope to do a key test soon that will determine if a new cap being installed can withstand the pressure of the spewing crude.
In network television interviews Monday, retired Coast Guard...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 1:42 PM
Complex tests are expected to get underway soon in the Gulf of Mexico to help officials determine whether the containment cap, placed over the ruptured BP oil well on Monday, is doing its job.
On Tuesday morning, Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen told...
| Jul 14, 2010
After days of progress on the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, BP said Wednesday that delays have temporarily stopped work beneath the water on both a stopgap solution and a permanent fix to the gusher.
BP was vague about the reasons for pushing back tests of...