Gulf of Mexico

Incoming BP CEO: Time For ‘Scaleback’ In Cleanup

BP’s incoming CEO said Friday that it’s time for a “scaleback” of the massive effort to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but stressed the commitment to make things right is the same […]

07/30/2010

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 […]

07/28/2010

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 […]

07/26/2010

Tropical Storm Bonnie Eyes Florida Keys

Tropical Storm Bonnie steamed through the central Bahamas and was approaching the Florida Keys on Friday along a course that is expected to cross over the site of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

07/23/2010

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.

07/21/2010

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.

07/20/2010

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.

07/19/2010

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 […]

07/19/2010

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.

07/16/2010

BP: New Cap Stops Oil Leak

A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday. The victory — long awaited by weary residents along the […]

07/15/2010

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