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  • BP finishes pumping cement into blown-out well

    August 5, 2010 9:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP finished pumping fresh cement into its blown-out oil well Thursday as it aimed to seal for good the ruptured pipe that for months spewed crude into the Gulf of Mexico in one of the world's worst spills. A day before, crews forced a slow torrent... more »
  • Leaks Have Sprung Near The Blown-Out Well

    August 2, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill says several minor leaks have sprung near the blown-out well. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Monday that engineers are working to repair the leaks and that they will not delay the effort to plug the... more »
  • BP Will Not Produce Oil From Blown-Out Well

    May 17, 2010 3:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it will never again try to produce oil through a blown-out well that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly a month. The oil has been leaking since an offshore drilling rig exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana last month.... more »
  • Second Oil Containment Box On Blown-Out Well

    May 11, 2010 5:03 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A BP spokesman says a second, smaller oil containment box known as a "top hat" is being brought to the site of a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. Spokesman Bill Salvin tells The Associated Press the box will be lowered to... more »
  • BP Drilling Later This Week to Relieve Pressure Off Blown-Out Well

    April 27, 2010 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says crews will begin drilling later this week to try and take the pressure off of a blown-out well spewing 42,000 gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. BP was leasing the Deepwater Horizon, the offshore oil rig that exploded last... more »

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