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  • Coast Guard: Sheen not likely from active oil leak

    September 3, 2010 9:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A day after a fire on an offshore oil platform off the central Louisiana coast, federal investigators went aboard to make sure no oil is leaking from the site. The Coast Guard said Friday that no oil is believed to be leaking from the platform, which... more »
  • Oil Leak from Well in Jefferson Parish Capped

    August 2, 2010 7:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a leak from an abandoned oil well on Bayou St. Denis in southern Jefferson Parish has been capped. Capt. John Arenstam says the leak was capped shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. A barge struck the long abandoned well on July 27. Oil... more »
  • BP Prepares to Test New Cap Installed on Oil Leak

    July 13, 2010 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After securing a new, tight-fitting cap on top of the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP prepared Tuesday to begin tests to see if it will hold and stop fresh oil from polluting the waters for the first time in nearly three months. The... more »
  • 48 Hours Before Clear if Mud Stops Oil Leak

    May 28, 2010 7:20 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - The chief executive of BP PLC says it will be about 48 hours before they know if pumping heavy mud into a blown-out well is successful in stopping the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. CEO Tony Hayward said that his confidence level in the well-plugging... more »
  • Gulf Awaits Word on Latest Bid to Plug Oil Leak

    May 27, 2010 9:29 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - BP hopes to know by Thursday afternoon whether its latest attempt to plug a blown-out undersea well with heavy mud may finally slow the oil that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC was pumping heavy mud into the leaking well off Louisiana's coast... more »
  • BP: 2,000 Barrels a Day Now Captured From Oil Leak

    May 18, 2010 9:21 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - BP says its mile-long tube siphoning oil from a blown-out well is bringing more crude to the surface. In a news release Tuesday, BP PLC says the narrow tube is now drawing 2,000 barrels a day for collection in a tanker, double the amount when it... more »
  • Robot Shot Chemical Dispersant Into Oil Leak

    May 10, 2010 1:12 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A remote-controlled submarine shot a chemical dispersant into the maw of a massive undersea oil leak Monday, further evidence that authorities expect the gusher to keep erupting into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks or more. Crews using the deep-sea robot attempted to... more »
  • BP: Continuously Spray Chemicals To Stop Oil Leak

    May 10, 2010 12:02 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A BP official is telling The Associated Press that the company has received federal approval to continuously spray chemicals underwater on the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC spokesman Mark Proegler said the company received Environmental Protection Agency approval... more »
  • Jindal Issues State Declaration of Emergency for Oil Leak

    April 29, 2010 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued a state declaration of emergency in preparation for predicted impact of oil along the Louisiana coast leaking from the Deepwater Horizon which threatens the state's natural resources.
  • Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Has Become Far Worse

    April 29, 2010 11:47 AM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - A massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has become far worse than initially thought crept toward the coast Thursday as government officials offered help from the military to prevent a disaster that could destroy fragile marshlands along the shore. An executive for BP... 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 »

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