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  • BP Making Plans in the Gulf of Mexico

    September 28, 2011 2:17 AM

    BP is making plans to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's exploration plan (EP) was filed last week with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The plans include drilling four wells in the Keathly Canyon area of the Gulf, plans that were... more »
  • BP rebounding; suing amid public dismay

    April 20, 2011 11:18 PM

    When investors watched Deepwater Horizon burst into flames from their television last year, many made the decision to drop BP from their financial portfolio. The once mighty oil company plummeted from over $60/share to a mere $26. "It's rebounded." UL Finance Professor, Mary Luquette says, "it's now, around the... more »
  • BP Asks Permission to Resume Drilling

    April 3, 2011 8:19 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP PLC is asking U.S. regulators to let it resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report that The New York Times published on its website Sunday. The move comes almost a year after a rig that the British oil company leased exploded.... more »
  • Security Zone Placed Around Deepwater Horizon Site

    October 27, 2010 11:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has set up a security zone around the wreckage site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which lies on the sea floor about 50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast after it exploded and sank in April, leading to the massive BP oil... more »
  • Six Months After the April 20 Deepwater Horizon Explosion

    October 20, 2010 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The crude has stopped gushing and coastlines are largely clear of the thick goo that washed ashore for months, but the impact of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history will no doubt linger for years. Six months after the April 20 Deepwater Horizon... more »
  • Deepwater horizon response team prepares for tropical storm

    July 22, 2010 4:46 PM

    The Unified Area Command center is tracking tropical weather near the Bahamas very closely and is constantly engaged in discussions with the National Hurricane Center, NOAA and FEMA to ensure the safety of more than 40,000 people currently assisting in the oil spill response and recovery efforts. To prepare for... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon Victim's Mother Supports Moratorium

    July 20, 2010 11:28 PM

    On the eve of Lafayette's "Rally for Economic Survival," and more than 90 days after her son was killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Geneva Manuel of Eunice is speaking out in favor of President Obama's moratorium on offshore drilling. "I know that this affects a lot of jobs, but... more »
  • Hearing Into the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Has Resumed

    July 19, 2010 12:52 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - A federal hearing into the Deepwater Horizon disaster has resumed in New Orleans with complaints coming from attorneys for two rig workers who are possible targets of the investigation. Attorneys for the two rig workers said Monday that their clients weren't named as "parties in interest,"... more »
  • Investigation Of Deepwater Horizon Set To Resume Next Week

    July 14, 2010 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government investigation of the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is set to resume next week. The Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement have scheduled five more days of hearings, from July 19 through July 23, at a... more »
  • Criminal & Civil Investigations Into The Deepwater Horizon

    June 1, 2010 4:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Holder would not specify Tuesday which companies or individuals might be the targets of the probe. He says federal clean air and pollution laws give... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon Survivor Testifies

    May 29, 2010 11:22 PM

    A man from Rayne who survived the Deepwater Horizon Explosion testified this week in Kenner. Greg Meche is a mud engineer with M-I Swaco. On Friday, he discussed what transpired aboard the rig when it exploded on April 20th...The Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service are co-chairing the joint... 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 »
  • Service To Honor 11 Lost Crew Members of Deepwater Horizon

    May 24, 2010 6:36 PM

    Transocean on May 25 will hold a memorial service to honor the 11 lost crew members of the Deepwater Horizon. The service will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi starting at 1 p.m. CDT. The event will be a time of remembrance and honor, bringing... more »
  • New Areas Open to Shrimping and Fishing

    May 11, 2010 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says most areas west of the Mississippi River are open to recreational and commercial fishing, including shrimping. It says the exceptions include part of the state's territorial sea west of the Mississippi River to Point au Fer and the beaches... more »
  • Halliburton Says It Completed Work On Deepwater Horizon

    May 10, 2010 1:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. says it safely finished a cementing operation 20 hours before a Gulf of Mexico rig went up in flames. In testimony prepared for a congressional hearing Tuesday, Halliburton says it completed work on the well according to accepted industry practice and federal... more »
  • Towels to Prayers; Locals Offer Ideas for Containing Oil Spill

    May 7, 2010 12:08 AM

    From a four story concrete dome, to hair and panty hose, BP is trying everything to cap that leak and clean up oil in the Gulf. The disaster is also on the minds of everyday citizens. Everyday BP gets between 9,000 and 10,000 phone calls from ordinary people offering their... more »
  • Forgotten Victims of the Deepwater Horizon

    May 4, 2010 7:30 PM

    Two weeks after eleven men died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, there's barely a mention of their names. The oil spill has taken center stage, as friends and families of the victims cope with their grief behind the glare of the media spotlight. The victims are from eleven different cities... more »
  • Gulf Spill Quickly Balloons, Could Move East

    May 2, 2010 12:05 AM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama heads south Sunday to get a first-hand look and the latest information on the oil slick from a blown out Gulf of Mexico well. Officials now worry not only about the impact on Gulf Coast states, but what might happen if the growing... more »
  • Leaked Oil Creeps Toward Coast

    April 26, 2010 7:27 PM

    An oil slick is sluggishly moving toward the coast. It's seeping out of a wrecked deep-water drilling platform spewing 42-thousand gallons a day. The oil sheen is now 600-square miles in the Gulf of Mexico. As of Monday, it was about 30 miles out, but creeping towards the coast at... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon: Efforts to Stop the Oil Leak Continues

    April 26, 2010 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities continue to monitor the size and direction of a Gulf of Mexico oil sheen by air, while using robotic underwater equipment to try to shut off its source at a wrecked deepwater drilling platform. The Coast Guard and the companies that owned an operated the rig... more »
  • Oil Well Leaking 42,000 Gallons in Gulf Per Day

    April 25, 2010 10:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It could take hours or it could take months to stop a 42,000-gallon-a-day oil leak polluting the Gulf of Mexico at the site of a wrecked drilling platform. Whether the environmental threat grows many times bigger depends on whether the oil company can turn the well... more »
  • Oil Rig Sinks in the Gulf of Mexico

    April 22, 2010 7:29 PM

    The Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded and began burning Tuesday is now sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. The rig is roughly twice the size of a football field, and a potential major environmental disaster. It could unleash more than 300,000 of gallons of crude a day into the... more »
  • Locals On Board Exploding Oil Rig

    April 21, 2010 7:40 PM

    Helicopters and boats continue to search the Gulf of Mexico for any sign of 11 workers missing after an oil rig exploded Tuesday night. The Transocean Ltd rig "Deepwater Horizon" burst into flames about ten o'clock, 52 miles south of Venice, Louisiana. One of the eleven missing is believed to... more »

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