Content Tagged As plug

Tagged News

  • Oil & Gas Companies Required To Dismantle Platforms Not In Use And Plug Nonproducing Wells

    September 15, 2010 1:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will require oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico to plug nearly 3,500 nonproducing wells and dismantle about 650 production platforms that are no longer used. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said a formal notice issued Wednesday would make energy... more »
  • Decision Expected on Plug for BP's Broken Oil Well

    August 13, 2010 6:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials could know by early Friday if BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been sealed for good. An analysis of tests on the well done Thursday was scheduled to be completed within 24 hours, letting the federal government and BP PLC know... more »
  • Storms delay drilling for final BP well plug

    August 10, 2010 8:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Approaching storms forced crews to suspend drilling the final stretch of a relief well aimed at shooting a permanent underground plug into BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the government's point man for the disaster said Tuesday. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen... 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 »
  • Preparation To Plug Well This Weekend

    July 29, 2010 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Preparations for step one of a two-step attempt to plug the Gulf oil gusher are going well and it could start by the weekend, the government's point man for the spill response said Thursday. The so-called static kill is intended to make the job of plugging... more »
  • BP Asked to Pay to Plug Leaking Levee

    July 10, 2010 3:27 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish levee officials are asking BP to pay for a temporary plug in a leaking levee, fearing oil from its busted well in the Gulf of Mexico could pass through. The Houma Courier reported the Terrebonne Levee District wants $298,000 for work on the levee... 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 »

Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Most Popular