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  • Mexico to offer farm-out on deep water field in Gulf

    Mexico’s state-owned oil company announced Friday it will offer a farm-out arrangement to private firms to join in the exploration of a deep-water field in the Gulf of Mexico.


  • Family finds body of man swept away on Texas Gulf Coast

    The Coast Guard says the body of a man who was swept away while trying to rescue a woman in distress has been recovered near where he disappeared on the …


  • Monitoring of decade-old Gulf of Mexico oil leak eased

    Adds comments from Waterkeeper Alliance attorney. With AP Photos. AP Photo GARV103


  • Oil plant explosion injures 3 workers on Gulf Coast

    A powerful explosion ripped through an oil plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, injuring three workers, authorities said.


  • Baby dolphin deaths tied to 2010 BP oil spill

    Researchers looking into the largest dolphin and whale die-off on record in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 BP oil spill have tied a spike in the number of …


  • $20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill gets judge’s OK

    A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of …


  • 45 million more Gulf acres to be opened for energy development

    The federal government will hold lease sales next month to open up 45 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration, the Obama administration announced Thursday.


  • Hook-injured turtles released after treatment

    JACKSON, Miss. – Ten young sea turtles nursed back to health after swallowing anglers’ hooks are headed back into the Gulf of Mexico. The animals released Saturday are among 213 …


  • 47 rescued from Gulf rig after natural gas blowout

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have restricted air and nautical traffic around the site of a natural gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Forty-seven workers on a drilling …


  • BP wants to end future Gulf oil spill payouts

    BP is arguing that victims of last year’s Gulf oil spill should not be paid any more claims for future losses because the areas affected by the spill have recovered …


  • Panel: Dollars did not trump safety in Gulf spill

    The presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill challenged claims in Congress that the oil company and others sacrificed safety to cuts cost. In preliminary findings issued today, the …


  • Cement starts flowing to plug BP well for good

    Crews started pumping cement today deep under the seafloor to permanently plug BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.


  • Oil sheen spotted after Gulf rig explosion

    Another oil rig exploded and caught fire today off the Louisiana coast, spreading a mile-long oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico west of the site of BP’s massive spill. …


  • Gulf seafood has image problem

    NEW ORLEANS – The rich fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to reopen more than three months after crude oil began gushing from the sea floor. But …


  • BP forces cement into Gulf oil well

    LOS ANGELES – It took BP a mere five hours to pump a stream of cement down the throat of its troublesome well Thursday, finishing another major step in its …


  • Officials respond to well fix with cautious optimism

    VENICE, La. – BP’s long and halting effort to bring an end to the Gulf of Mexico disaster crossed a key threshold Wednesday when the company packed its ruptured well …


  • Crush of mud plugs BP’s well in the Gulf

    In the end, it was a crush of mud that finally plugged the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, three months after the offshore drilling rig explosion that unleashed …


  • Pressure drops as static kill fills well

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down …


  • 4.9 million barrels spilled in the Gulf

    LOS ANGELES – BP’s outlaw well released more than 200 million gallons of oil before it was capped, government officials said Monday, as the company prepared to stuff the well …


  • Engineers prepare next oil spill remedy

    NEW ORLEANS – The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf of Mexico right now is a rush job: an experimental cap that has held …


  • Crews prepare relief well for oil gusher

    NEW ORLEANS – Crews took another step toward readying the relief well expected to finally kill the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher, removing the plug they had popped in before …


  • BP positions for fresh start

    NEW ORLEANS – Battered BP began reinventing itself in the shadow of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tuesday, naming its first American CEO as it reported a record $17 …


  • BP’s Hayward to leave as CEO; Russia job in works

    Tony Hayward, who became the face of BP’s flailing efforts to contain the massive Gulf oil spill, will step down as chief executive in October and be offered a job …


  • BP scuttling embattled CEO

    ATLANTA – After a bruising week of gulf oil-spill hearings and more scrutiny to come, BP moved Sunday to accelerate the departure of Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, who has …


  • Ships ordered out of spill site

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Key ships stationed over BP’s crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, and engineers …


  • Storm crimps plans for relief well work

    NEW ORLEANS – A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly …


  • BP knew of problems at well

    KENNER, La. – BP officials knew about a problem on a critical well safety device at least three months before the catastrophic April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, …


  • BP places containment cap on well

    BP lowered a new, tight-fitting containment cap over its renegade well in the Gulf of Mexico late Monday, a move that may give the company the ability to shut off …


  • BP close to installing new cap

    ATLANTA – BP engineers moved a few steps closer Sunday to installing a snug-fitting cap on the broken Gulf of Mexico well that may finally allow the collection of all …


  • Court upholds stay on drilling moratorium

    NEW ORLEANS – A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Obama administration’s request to keep a six-month moratorium on deep-water oil drilling in place while it mounts a legal …

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