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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 News15120
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 Times13750
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 , 09:15AFP13980
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 , 09:32Reuters16760
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 News15120
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 News30930
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 Daily10830
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 , 10:03CNN13520
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 Times13560
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 , 10:25Reuters15470
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 Press14870
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 , 09:46Upstream39290
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 POLITICS14830
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 , 08:26Upstream16700
In the hours before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded last month in the Gulf of Mexico, there were strong warning signs that something was terribly wrong with the well, according to a Congressional committee that was briefed on the accident by executives from BP.
26 May 2010 , 08:37The New York Times28800
US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the federal government may take over the operation to halt the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico from UK supermajor BP if it decides the company is not performing as required in its response to the disaster.
24 May 2010 , 08:18Upstream31300
The National Oceanic Atmospheric and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday "a small portion" of the oil slick resulting from the Deepwater Horizon's explosion last month has reached a current which could transport oil into the Atlantic Ocean.
20 May 2010 , 10:10Dow Jones11270
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 , 09:51Reuters13020
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 Herald12440
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 , 10:41Bloomberg19300