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  • Cap On Gushing Well Removed, Oil Flows Freely In Gulf

    Cap On Gushing Well Removed, Oil Flows Freely In Gulf
    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...
  • Allen: Key Test Needed For New Cap On Gulf Spill

    Allen: Key Test Needed For New Cap On Gulf Spill
    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...
  • New Cap on Oil Expected to be Tested Soon

    New Cap on Oil Expected to be Tested Soon
    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...
  • BP Temporarily Stops Work Beneath The Water

    BP Temporarily Stops Work Beneath The Water
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...