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New containment cap installed after BP submarine accident

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

Latest news about oil spill at Day 62

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 needs $50 billion to cover the costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

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

Obama wants British Petroleum to pay all the damages from the oil catastrophe

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

New studies show that twice more oil have been elapsed from BP offshore drill

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

killing explosion in a Texas gas pipeline

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 new intervention captures more oil from broken well

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

Despite changing its intervention Technique no guarantee of success for BP

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 , 10:03Kyra Phillips, David Mattingly, Tracy Sabo, Patrick Oppmann, Scott Bronstein, Aaron CooperCNN13520

British government does not want to support British Petroleum with its oil catastrophe

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 , 08:39Suzy Jagger, Catherine Philp, Robert LeaThe Times13560

Last chance for BP to block the oil leak of its offshore drill in the Gulf of Mexico

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

BP oil spill fix failed and the Hurricane season start Tuesday

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

Trans Alaska Pipeline remained closed for the third day

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 froze all US offshore drilling projects

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

Final rescue results of BP ultimate secret weapon "top kill" intervention in 24 hours

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

Strong warning signs appeared few hours before the Deep Horizon oil platform explodes

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 , 08:37Henry Fountain, Tom Zeller Jr.The New York Times28800

BP's weak results to stop Macondo's well oil leak may force US authorities to intervene

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

BP oil leaking on is way to hit Florida coast

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

One fifth of the oil leaking of its Gulf of Mexico well captured BP said

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

First success for BP to capture some oil spill

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 , 08:28Clement SabourinThe Sydney Morning Herald12440

The oil slick looming off the Gulf of Mexico should reach US coasts within two days

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 , 10:41Kim Chipman, Jim PolsonBloomberg19300

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