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  • Blowout Could Spill 58 Million Gallons in Arctic

    April 28, 2011 8:22 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The federal agency overseeing offshore drilling in Alaska says the worst-case scenario for a blowout in the Chukchi Sea lease could result in a spill of more than 58 million gallons of oil into Arctic waters. That's about a quarter of the Deepwater Horizon spill, which... more »
  • Many Evacuees Still Unable to Return Home

    April 27, 2011 11:22 PM

    Crews were able to stop the natural gas well from spewing Wednesday afternoon, but as of Wednesday night the rig is still considered insecure and that means it's not safe for some families to return home. The American Red Cross reported roughly 970 people checked in Wednesday as evacuees... more »
  • Feds Push Back in Flap Over Blowout Preventer Test

    January 9, 2011 12:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal investigators are pushing back against criticism they aren't doing enough to keep companies involved in the Gulf oil spill away from any hands-on role in the forensic analysis of a key piece of equipment that failed to keep crude from entering the sea. Rep. Edward... more »
  • Blowout preventer testing not started

    October 6, 2010 9:32 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The 300-ton device that failed to stop the massive Gulf oil spill - considered a key piece of evidence in the investigation into the disaster - has not been analyzed a month after it was raised from the seafloor, a Coast Guard official told The Associated... more »
  • Offshore Drilling Rigs Required to Certify They Have Working Blowout Preventers

    September 30, 2010 12:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has announced new rules requiring that offshore drilling rigs certify that they have working blowout preventers and standards for cementing wells. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that the new rules will improve safety and reduce the chance of catastrophic blowouts such as the... more »
  • Blowout Blowup

    September 29, 2010 7:41 PM

    The latest hair trend used by celebrities in Hollywood is making it's way to the South. The Brazilian Blowout is a treatment that takes about 2-3 hours to apply, costs about $350, and lasts 2-6 months. The product's website makes claims that even women with "frizzy, damaged or processed hair"... more »
  • BP Raises Blowout Preventer, Key Evidence in Probe

    September 4, 2010 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP crews worked Saturday to slowly raise the 300-ton blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, careful not to damage or drop a key piece of evidence in the spill investigation. When the blowout preventer reaches the surface after... more »
  • Vessel Has Latched on to Blowout Preventer

    September 3, 2010 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A vessel has latched onto a key piece of evidence in the oil spill investigation so crews can raise the 300-ton device to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. BP says the Helix Q4000 latched onto the blowout preventer a mile beneath the sea on... more »
  • Section of La. 70 reopens after well blowout

    August 30, 2010 9:28 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - A section of La. Highway 70 closed for nearly three weeks because of an oil and gas well blowout in Assumption Parish has been reopened to traffic. The Mantle Oil and Gas LLC well blew Aug. 11 and forced authorities to shut down La. 70 between... more »
  • High Seas Delayed Operations to Raise Failed Blowout Preventer

    August 30, 2010 12:56 PM

    BP PLC says high seas on the Gulf of Mexico have delayed operations to raise the piece of equipment from the seabed that failed to prevent the massive oil spill. The oil giant, in a Twitter posting Monday, did not say how long the delay would be. Engineers were supposed... more »
  • La. HWY 70 Reopens After Oil and Gas Well Blowout

    August 30, 2010 12:40 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - A section of La. Highway 70 closed for nearly three weeks because of an oil and gas well blowout in Assumption Parish has been reopened to traffic. The Mantle Oil and Gas LLC well blew Aug. 11 and forced authorities to shut down La. 70 between... more »
  • Oil & Gas Blowout in Assumption Parish has Stopped on its own

    August 24, 2010 12:15 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say an oil and gas blowout in Assumption Parish has stopped on its own. Trooper Bryan Zeringue (zuh-RANG') tells The Advocate that are preparing to cap the well from the surface while the flow is stopped. Zeringue said the exploratory well northwest of Paincourtville... more »
  • Road to be Closed for Days Due to an Oil Well Blowout

    August 11, 2010 12:06 PM

    Both lanes on Highway 70 in Assumption Parish will be closed for several days between Highway 996 and Highway 1 due to an oil well blowout. It happened between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Wednesday morning near Paincourtville. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says there are no evacuations.
  • BP Cut Corners in Days Before Blowout

    June 14, 2010 9:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP made a series of money-saving shortcuts and blunders that dramatically increased the danger of a destructive oil spill in a well that an engineer ominously described as a "nightmare" just six days before the blowout, according to documents released Monday that provide new insight into... more »
  • BOP Was Working Before The Explosion of Deepwater Horizon

    May 28, 2010 6:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The last-ditch safety equipment that failed to stop what has become the worst oil spill in U.S. history was working properly in the days before the explosion, the top executive of the company that owns the equipment said Friday. The equipment, known as a blowout preventer,... more »

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