WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been, according to a panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In an internal report released Wednesday, BP blames itself, other companies' workers and a complex series of failures for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the drilling rig explosion that preceded it.
LONDON (AP) — BP's much-criticized CEO Tony Hayward will be replaced by American Robert Dudley on Oct. 1, the company said Tuesday as it reported a record quarterly loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover costs of the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP said the decision to replace Hayward, 53, with the company's first ever non-British chief executive was made by mutual agreement.
LONDON (AP) — The board of oil giant BP faced a decision Monday on whether to keep Tony Hayward as its chief executive, although deliberations appeared to have narrowed to setting the terms for his departure.
After a series of blunders, Hayward has become the battered face of BP's efforts to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and clean up the damage. He was called back to London a month ago after a bruising encounter with a Congressional committee and has since kept a low profile.
One is traveling the Midwest to spread his message of support for the extraction of oil from Canadian oil sands. The other uses black fabric to give an example of what could happen should an oil leak occur in South Dakota.
The two represent the conflict of oil development versus alternative energy, an argument that became more vocal after oil began leaking from British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig near the Mississippi River Delta in April.
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its busted Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite a seep in the sea floor after the company promised to watch closely for signs of new leaks underground.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP’s work on capping the Gulf of Mexico gusher was frozen Wednesday after the federal government raised concerns the operation could put damaging pressure on the busted well that could make the leak worse.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With a tight new cap freshly installed on its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP planned gradual tests starting Tuesday to see if the device can stop oil from pouring into the sea for the first time in nearly three months.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP expected to attach a tight new cap Monday on its busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, putting the oil giant a few tantalizing steps closer to knowing whether the fix will be enough to finally stop crude from gushing into the Gulf.
After oil began to leak from the Deepwater Horizon well into the Gulf of Mexico, protesters appeared at British Petroleum gas stations from Los Angeles to Sioux Falls and beyond.
But, ever since the leak began, Paul Wilson, who co-owns a BP station with his wife, Kathy Renshaw, in Armour, hasn’t caught an earful of anger from any of his customers.
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