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Russian-built submersibles would be able to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the captain of one of the vessels has said.
09 July 2010 , 08:51BBC News16110
The Obama administration heads to court on Thursday with a single goal -- to reinstate a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling imposed in response to the BP Plc oil spill but blocked by a federal judge.
08 July 2010 , 09:24Reuters12450
While federal regulators have ignored abandoned oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico, at least 25 states have been busy sealing their old wells. On land, leaky old wells aren't so easily forgotten.
07 July 2010 , 12:07Reuters12140
The cost of the BP oil spill has surpassed the $3 billion mark, the oil giant said in statement today.
06 July 2010 , 08:45UKnetguide14400
A new emergency federal rule could set the stage for the departure of two of the Pacific Northwest's largest oil-spill-response vessels and five Navy skimmers to battle the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
02 July 2010 , 09:29The Seattle Times14790
Rough seas generated by Hurricane Alex have pushed more oil from the massive spill on to US Gulf coast beaches as clean-up vessels are sidelined by the storm.
01 July 2010 , 08:56Virgin Media14780
BP says it has reinstalled a containment cap on its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico after an accident unleashed a torrent of oil.
24 June 2010 , 09:34BBC News14230
BP said Monday that it had spent about $2 billion so far in its response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, including containment efforts, economic and environmental claims and state and federal costs.
22 June 2010 , 09:25The New York Times13010
BP is trying to raise $US 50 billion to cover the cost of the Gulf of Mexico spill and is preparing to sue its partners in the oil field, British newspapers said overnight.
21 June 2010 , 09:15AFP13090
President Barack Obama, seeking to counter an image of detached leadership of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, will demand on Wednesday that BP Plc set aside billions of dollars to pay damages from the catastrophe.
16 June 2010 , 09:32Reuters15600
As many as 40,000 barrels (1.7m gallons) of oil a day may have been gushing out from a blown-out Gulf of Mexico well, doubling many estimates.
11 June 2010 , 10:31BBC News14420
An explosion in a natural gas pipeline in Texas has killed one worker and injured eight others, US media report.
08 June 2010 , 10:18BBC News30220
BP'S containment cap is capturing an increasing amount of oil spewing from a ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but the US admiral leading the government relief effort said yesterday the coast will be under siege from the massive spill for many more months.
07 June 2010 , 09:47Shangai Daily10180
BP has abandoned its original plan to use a diamond wire cutter that its engineers had hoped would cleanly cut the riser pipe spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It will instead use a more effective, if less precise, cutter, the federal government's point man on the disaster said Wednesday.
03 June 2010 , 10:03CNN12810
David Cameron sought to distance himself from BP yesterday, dashing any hopes that he might intervene to repair the company’s appalling relations with Washington over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
03 June 2010 , 08:39The Times12480
Robot submarines wielding powerful cutting tools went to work on BP Plc's latest bid to curtail the flow of oil spewing from its ruptured wellhead as the U.S. government launched criminal and civil probes into the six-week-old disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
02 June 2010 , 10:25Reuters14830
There is still a hole in the Earth, crude oil is still spewing from it and there is still, excruciatingly, no end in sight. After trying and trying again, one of the world's largest corporations, backed and pushed by the world's most powerful government, can't stop the runaway gusher.
31 May 2010 , 08:18Associated Press13960
Alaska North Slope oil producers have cut their flow of crude to 8% of normal levels as the Trans Alaska Pipeline remained closed for a third day.
28 May 2010 , 09:46Upstream38800
President Obama said Thursday he is halting or delaying new offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean, off the Virginia coast, and in new deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico.
28 May 2010 , 09:01CQ POLITICS14150
UK supermajor BP will know in 24 hours if its latest attempts to rein in the blown out Macondo well in the US Gulf will be successful.
27 May 2010 , 08:26Upstream15840