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Energy giant BP today said it was capturing about one fifth of the oil leaking from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but the London-based company faced fresh questions about its industry safety record.
18 May 2010 , 09:51Reuters12270
BP succeeded Sunday in capturing "some" oil and gas by inserting a mile-long tube into the main Gulf of Mexico leak, but would not say if it was just a dribble or a significant percentage of the gusher.
17 May 2010 , 08:28The Sydney Morning Herald11820
For Tammy Wolfer of Louisiana, the worst part about the oil slick looming off the Gulf of Mexico coast isn’t that it cut her income from working at a marina and ruined plans to buy a house this year. The worst part is waiting to see where and when the oil will arrive on shore.
14 May 2010 , 10:41Bloomberg18480
A gas platform has sunk in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela, but the energy minister says it poses no risk to the environment.
14 May 2010 , 08:50BBC News36101
BP added another untested tool to its arsenal of spill containment options on Wednesday, a tube that engineers hope to slip into a break in a leaking pipe to intercept some of the 5,000 barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico each day.
13 May 2010 , 10:06Houston Chronicle15360
BP is turning to new options in its continuing and still-desperate bid to contain and eventually stop the constant gushing of oil from a leaking wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.
11 May 2010 , 09:51CBC News12450
Supermajor Shell has been forced to shut down some oil production in Nigeria after a fire at a major pipeline in the Niger Delta.
07 May 2010 , 10:06Upstream49550
Russian sailors from the anti-ship cruiser Marshal Shaposhnikov on Thursday freed a Russian tanker hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, a high-ranking official from the maritime coalition forces has reported.
06 May 2010 , 10:10RIA Novosti16080
A Russian warship was headed toward a Russian-operated oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen late Wednesday.
06 May 2010 , 07:46The Moscow Times24730
BP has successfully attached a valve to the end of the broken drilling pipe at the Macondo well in the US Gulf and plans to try to shut that leak later today.
05 May 2010 , 07:57Upstream26110
An oil drilling rig that had burned for 36 hours in the Gulf of Mexico sank on Thursday as hopes dimmed for 11 missing workers and the risk of a major oil spill loomed, officials said.
23 April 2010 , 08:35Reuters28480
US Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for at least 11 oil workers missing after an explosion and fire on an off-shore drilling platform.
22 April 2010 , 09:47BBC News34080
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck Australia's major gold-mining region on Tuesday, leading to the evacuation of mines, schools and hospitals.
20 April 2010 , 11:56RIA Novosti53860
A powerful blast hit an oil tanker carrying supplies for NATO forces in Pakistan's northwestern region bordering Afghanistan Monday, a media report said.
20 April 2010 , 10:53Expressnews.lk37100
About 50 to 60 tons of diesel fuel spilled from a pipeline April 4 along the shore of Pevek lagoon (in the Chaunskiy district of Chukotskiy region, Russia).
06 April 2010 , 08:21Oil and Gas Information Agency10310
LUKoil vice president Anatoly Barkov was hospitalized after a car slammed into his Mercedes on a snow-clogged street in southwestern Moscow during Thursday morning rush hour.
26 February 2010 , 08:02The Moscow Times21570
Oil oozed from the East-Siberia - Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline, launched about a month ago, in the third such accident in less than two months.
19 February 2010 , 15:20RIA Novosti35080
ConocoPhillips’ Alaska unit president Jim Bowles was killed and a colleague was missing and presumed dead after their snowmobiling party was caught in an avalanche on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.
15 February 2010 , 12:45Upstream14100
The rupture of a gas pipeline in Turkmenistan will be repaired within two or three days
10 April 2009 , 08:05RIA Novosti11590
Gas exports from Turkmenistan to Russia suspended due to pipeline accident
09 April 2009 , 08:20Reuters9790