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  • Blowout preventer testing not started

    October 6, 2010 9:32 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The 300-ton device that failed to stop the massive Gulf oil spill - considered a key piece of evidence in the investigation into the disaster - has not been analyzed a month after it was raised from the seafloor, a Coast Guard official told The Associated... more »
  • 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 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 »
  • BP Says It Has Started To Slowly Dial Down The Gush Of Oil

    July 15, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it has started to slowly dial down the gush of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The step will take several hours and if it works, BP believes no oil will be leaking into the water for the first time since the crisis began... more »
  • BP Has Started Testing Cap

    July 14, 2010 6:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP has started testing a cap designed to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in almost three months. Kent Wells, a senior vice president in the company, said at a Wednesday evening news briefing that the valve on... more »
  • Gulf Oil Spill Panel Started Its Work Today

    July 12, 2010 3:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The presidential panel that is supposed to find the cause of the Gulf oil spill started its work Monday with a hearing focused more on the response and the impact. Amid interruptions by protesters, the National Oil Spill Commission heard more from oil executives, experts and... more »

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