Posts Tagged ‘gulf’

Robots Begin Removing Oil Well Cap, Oil Flows Freely

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will flow freely into the sea.

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Robots Begin Removing Oil Well Cap, Oil Flows Freely

BP Resumes Oil Capture After Derrick Fire Forces Shutdown

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

BP’s oil collection system on its gushing leak in the Gulf of Mexico has restarted after a fire prompted a shutdown for several hours Tuesday.

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BP Resumes Oil Capture After Derrick Fire Forces Shutdown

Obama Tells UK No Hard Feelings over BP Oil Spill

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

The British government says President Barack Obama has reassured Prime Minister David Cameron that his frustration over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not an attack on Britain.

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US Confirms Second Gulf Spill—but It’s Very Small

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The U.S. Department of Interior said Tuesday that oil has been leaking from a non-BP well into the Gulf of Mexico, but pointed out that the size of the leak is negligible.

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US Confirms Second Gulf Spill—but It’s Very Small

Oil Stains Beaches and Tourists as Slick Spreads

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

BP cap collects at least 6,000 barrels of oil in its first 24 hours of use, but crude is showing up in greater quantities and farther east along the Gulf’s once pristine white beaches.

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Oil Stains Beaches and Tourists as Slick Spreads

BP Tries Mile-Long Tube in Latest Bid to Plug Leak

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Technicians tried to plug the Gulf oil leak with a mile-long 6-inch tube guided by undersea robots on Saturday.

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BP Tries Mile-Long Tube in Latest Bid to Plug Leak

BP Tries Mile-Long Tube in Latest Bid to Plug Leak

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Technicians tried to plug the Gulf oil leak with a mile-long 6-inch tube guided by undersea robots on Saturday.

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BP Tries Mile-Long Tube in Latest Bid to Plug Leak

Size of Oil Spill in Gulf Underestimated, Scientists Say

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Scientists and environmental groups are raising sharp questions about the size of the oil leak in the gulf, estimated at 5,000 barrels a day, declaring that the leak must be far larger. The NYT reports.

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Size of Oil Spill in Gulf Underestimated, Scientists Say

BP Struggles With Gulf Leak, Faces Threats on Liability Cap

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

A flotilla of nearly 200 boats tackled a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, taking advantage of calm weather to intensify the fight to reduce the spill and limit its impact on the U.S. shoreline.

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BP Struggles With Gulf Leak, Faces Threats on Liability Cap