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  • After containment failure, BP considers other options

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – A day after icy slush clogged the massive box they hoped would contain an out-of-control oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials …


  • Wind may hamper containment effort

    BILOXI, Miss. – Weather forecasters warned Wednesday that shifting winds could drive a massive oil spill across islands off the Louisiana coast on Friday even as British Petroleum officials announced …


  • BP vows responsibility for spill, cleanup, claims

    VENICE, La. – The giant British oil company BP LLC, whose deep-water well is gushing thousands of gallons of oil daily into the Gulf of Mexico, said Monday that it …


  • Oil sheen reaches Louisiana coast

    VENICE, La. – An oil spill that threatened to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez disaster spread out of control with a faint sheen washing ashore along the Gulf Coast on …


  • New oil leak found at rig

    OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO – A new oil leak was discovered at the site in the Gulf of Mexico where a drilling rig exploded and sank, and experts now …


  • Well still leaking oil into Gulf

    Work crews continued their attempts Monday to stanch the 1,000-barrel-a-day oil spill that is gushing beneath the deep waters off the Louisiana coast, as communities along the Gulf of Mexico …


  • Robot subs trying to stem gulf oil leak

    NEW ORLEANS – It could take hours or it could take months to stop a 42,000-gallon-a-day oil leak polluting the Gulf of Mexico at the site of a wrecked drilling …


  • Oil leaking from well head

    NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard discovered Saturday that oil is leaking from the damaged well that fed a massive rig that exploded last week off Louisiana’s coast, while bad …


  • Search for workers ends

    NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard officials on Friday suspended the three-day search for 11 workers missing since an explosion rocked an offshore oil rig, saying they believe the men never …


  • Oil spill feared as rig sinks

    NEW ORLEANS – A deepwater oil platform that burned for more than a day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creating the potential for …


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