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  • Gulf Relief Well Crews Watch For Tropical Weather

    Gulf Relief Well Crews Watch For Tropical Weather
    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...
  • Thibodaux Man Dies In Crash

    Thibodaux Man Dies In Crash
    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...
  • Feds: Storms delay drilling for final BP well plug

    Feds: Storms delay drilling for final BP well plug
    An approaching tropical depression forced crews to suspend drilling Tuesday on the final stretch of a relief well aimed at shooting a permanent underground plug into BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said the...
  • Tropical Depression Halts Drilling At Gulf Well

    Tropical Depression Halts Drilling At Gulf Well
    Drilling the final feet of a relief well intended to permanently plug the busted BP oil well deep below the Gulf of Mexico will have to wait two to three days as a strengthening tropical depression bears down on the site. BP and Coast Guard officials had...
  • Gulf Leaders Wary Over Wavering On Final Plug

    Gulf Leaders Wary Over Wavering On Final Plug
    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...
  • Decision Expected On Plug For Bp's Broken Oil Well

    Decision Expected On Plug For Bp's Broken Oil Well
    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...
  • Could Oil Well Be Capped?

    Could Oil Well Be Capped?
    We could learn as early as today if BP's broken oil well is finally sealed. Yesterday, officials conducted tests on the well to determine if it's finally been shut off. Those results typically take 24 hours to come in, and Retired Admiral Thad Allen is...
  • Final Kill Of BP's Well At Least A Week Away

    Final Kill Of BP's Well At Least A Week Away
    The final plug on BP's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico won't be finished until officials are convinced it's safe to go ahead. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen told reporters Monday that once the order to start the permanent fix is given, it...
  • Feds Say There Is No Time-Line For Completing Gulf Relief Well

    Feds Say There Is No Time-Line For Completing Gulf Relief Well
    The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill is no longer giving a timeline for completing the final stages of plugging BP's runaway well for good. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen told reporters Wednesday that he will give the order to complete...
  • Feds: BP's Gulf Well To Be Killed After Labor Day

    Feds: BP's Gulf Well To Be Killed After Labor Day
    The government now says the final plugging of BP's blown-out Gulf well will begin sometime after Labor Day. Jeffrey Carter, an aide to the goverment's spill chief, tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the plan is to replace a failed piece of...
  • Effort to Kill Well in Gulf Moving Forward

    Effort to Kill Well in Gulf Moving Forward
    A final fix at the site where the oil disaster in the Gulf began may be right around the corner. Retired Coast Guard Admiral and government point person for the spill response, Thad Allen, told reporters major steps are expected within the next 24 to...
  • Gulf Oil Well On Verge Of Being Plugged For Good

    Gulf Oil Well On Verge Of Being Plugged For Good
    After five months, the oil well that had spewed millions of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of being plugged once and for all. A relief well drilled nearly 2.5 miles beneath the floor of the Gulf of Mexico intersected BP's blown-out well,...