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  • Crews Started Pumping Cement into Blown-Out Well

    September 17, 2010 3:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Crews started pumping cement Friday deep under the seafloor to permanently plug BP's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. A BP spokesman said there no longer was a need to use mud in tandem with the cement because pressure from the well wasn't an issue.... more »
  • BP Plans To Use Relief Well To Shove Mud And Then Cement

    August 6, 2010 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP is confirming that it plans to use a relief well to shove mud and then cement into the underground reservoir feeding the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well. Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Friday that crews still "plan to move forward with the bottom kill"... more »
  • Final Plug Nears After Crews Cement Oil Well's Top

    August 6, 2010 8:45 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Crews moved closer to a final seal on BP's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after pumping fresh cement into the top of the well to hold down mud that is stopping the seafloor gusher. Engineers poured in cement Thursday to... more »
  • 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 »
  • BP Has Started to Pump Cement Down the Throat of the Well

    August 5, 2010 10:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it has started to pump cement down the throat of the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well in hopes of sealing it for good. The company said Thursday it started to shove cement down the well at 9:15 Central time from pipes attached to ships... more »
  • Spill Chief Considering Whether To Pump Mud And Cement Through Well Cap

    July 20, 2010 5:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government's spill chief is considering whether to pump heavy mud and cement through BP's experimental well cap that's keeping oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says Tuesday that the procedure would make it easier to complete the permanent... more »
  • Bad Cement Jobs Plague Offshore Rigs

    May 24, 2010 7:04 AM

    The tricky process of sealing an offshore oil well with cement - suspected as a major contributor to the Gulf of Mexico disaster - has failed dozens of times in the past, according to an Associated Press investigation. Yet federal regulators give drillers a free hand in this crucial safety... more »

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