Gulf Slick Dissipates, But Where's Oil Going?

In the nearly two weeks since a temporary cap stopped BP’s gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, not much oil has been showing up on the surface of the water. Scientists caution […]


American Takes Top Job At BP

British oil giant BP announced Tuesday morning that embattled CEO Tony Hayward would step down from his position on October 1, and his American deputy, Bob Dudley, would assume to top job.


Official: Embattled BP Chief To Step Down

Tony Hayward, who became the face of BP’s flailing efforts to contain the massive Gulf oil spill, will step down as chief executive in October and be offered a job with the company’s joint venture […]


Ships Ready To Leave Gulf As Storm Brews

Crew members aboard dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico prepared Thursday to evacuate as a tropical rainstorm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug BP’s ruptured oil well to a […]


Storms Threaten To Shut Down BP's Well Work

Storms are threatening to delay BP’s undersea efforts to permanently plug the leaky well in the Gulf of Mexico.


Gulf Oil Seepage Not From Capped Well, Feds Say

The federal government’s oil spill chief said Tuesday that seepage detected two miles from BP’s oil cap is coming from another well.


Feds: Oil, Gas Leaking From Cap On Ruptured Well

Oil and gas are leaking from the cap on BP’s ruptured oil well but the cork will stay in place for now, the federal government’s point man on the spill said Monday.


Oil Cap Tests Extended Amid Fear of Seepage

The federal government’s point man for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill authorized BP to keep the cap on its busted well for another 24 hours after the company pledged to closely monitor the seafloor […]


Well Cap May Keep Blocking Oil Until Permanent Fix

The custom-built cap that finally cut off the oil flowing from BP’s broken well held steady Sunday, and the company hopes to leave it that way until crews can permanently kill the leak. That differs […]


BP Capped Well Holding As Waiting Period Ticks By

BP said its capped-off well appeared to be holding steady Friday morning, almost midway into a white-knuckle waiting period in which engineers watched the pressure gauges for signs of a leak.





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