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  • BP: Company to Drill in Deeper Water, Assess Risk

    October 19, 2010 12:07 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A BP executive says the company and industry will be drilling in deeper waters and go farther in their search for oil reserves, and must understand the risks so they can mitigate them in the future. Mike Utsler, the chief of BP's restoration effort along the... more »
  • BP Wouldn't Say Whether it Will Seek Permits to Drill in Gulf

    October 13, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP wouldn't say Wednesday whether it will seek new permits to drill in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico now that the moratorium imposed after its massive spill has been lifted. Other oil companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell, have made clear their intentions to begin drilling... more »
  • Chevron Gets Permission to Drill Off UK Coast

    October 1, 2010 10:57 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Britain has granted Chevron Corp. permission to begin the first new deepwater drilling in the North Sea since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, brushing aside calls for a U.S.-style moratorium on off-shore drilling. The decision, confirmed on Friday, means that Chevron can begin drilling an exploratory... more »
  • What now for Gulf? Fire complicates drill debate

    September 3, 2010 9:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - What now for the Gulf? News of another oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico, so soon after the BP oil spill, has set off a wave of anxiety along the Gulf Coast and prompted calls for the government to extend its six-month ban on deepwater... more »
  • Gov't: 23K Workers Affected by Gulf Oil Drill Ban

    August 21, 2010 4:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico would directly put more than 9,000 people out of work and indirectly affect another 14,000 jobs, according to a memo from the nation's top drilling regulator. The federal document, which weighed the economic impact and alternatives... more »
  • With BP Spill Under Control, US Looks at Drill Ban

    August 14, 2010 11:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has effectively been stopped, the White House is considering an early end to its moratorium on deepwater drilling. But four months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, regulators have only started to make good on... more »
  • BP Says It May In the Future Drill In The Same Reservoir That Blew

    August 6, 2010 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC says it may in the future drill in the same Gulf of Mexico oil reservoir that blew its top and caused one of the world's worst spills. Officials said Friday at a news briefing in New Orleans that the company hasn't closed the door... more »
  • BP's Plans to Drill off Britain's Shetland Isles

    August 2, 2010 10:55 AM

    LONDON (AP) - BP's plans to drill for oil off Britain's Shetland isles and the Libyan coast are facing opposition after the company's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Environmental campaigners and some European lawmakers on Monday called for for a U.S.-style moratorium on deepwater drilling. Greenpeace says a Gulf-style... more »
  • Crews Drill Deep into Gulf of Mexico to Halt Leak

    June 20, 2010 6:49 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Drilling crews are grinding ever deeper to build the relief wells that are the best hope of stopping the massive oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The crew of Transocean Ltd.'s Development Driller II finished pouring cement Sunday morning... more »
  • Oil Rig Workers Forced to Job Hunt After Drill Ban

    June 17, 2010 9:18 AM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - Mr. Charlie has seen the up and downs over the years in the oil patch off Louisiana's coast, but this could be the toughest slump of all. Earlier this week, the steel rig stationed on the Atchafalaya River graduated what could be one of its... more »
  • Rush to Drill Deeper Carries Added Risks

    May 12, 2010 9:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig illustrates the energy industry's push to drill ever deeper in search of huge oil deposits, despite the mammoth risks and unique challenges associated with exploration in such a hostile environment. The lure of the deep is driven by... more »
  • Schwarzenegger Withdrawing Support of Plan to Drill off California Coast

    May 3, 2010 5:29 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is withdrawing his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the environmental tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico. Speaking during a news conference Monday, Schwarzenegger said television images of the oil spill in the Gulf have changed... more »
  • Mock drill to be held outside Lafayette Jail

    December 10, 2009 12:40 PM

    The Lafayette Sheriff's Office will be conducting a mock drill at 2:00pm this afternoon outside the Lafayette Parish Jail. If you plan on being in this area please do not be alarmed if you see increased police activity.

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