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Thad Allen

BP’s “Static Kill” Plug Appears To Be Going Well

Engineers began pumping heavy drilling mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well Tuesday in what they think is their best chance yet to reach the ultimate goal in a delicate process – snuffing […]

08/03/2010

Tow Boat Hits Well Near Gulf, Sends Oil Spewing

A tow boat slammed into an abandoned well north of a bay already hit by crude from the Gulf oil spill, sending a plume of oil and gas spewing into the air Tuesday.

07/27/2010

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

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 […]

07/16/2010

Leaking Pipe On New BP Well Cap

BP engineers working to choke the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico found a leak on a line attached to the side of the new well cap and were trying to fix it […]

07/14/2010