Topic: Deepwater Horizon
BP oil engineers were back to the slow work of trying to choke a gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico with an untested cap.
07/15/2010 01:58 pm
Tests beginning Wednesday night will determine whether BP can shut the well entirely. The watchword of the latest effort to stem the Gulf oil spill gusher is patience.
07/14/2010 09:20 pm
Members of a House committee on Wednesday began shaping a bill that targets the problems laid bare by the Gulf oil spill, from lax regulation to inadequate accident-response plans.
07/14/2010 06:35 pm
Retired Adm. Thad Allen shut down Tuesday a well-integrity test of the Gulf oil spill geyser. BP had been itching to move forward, but government scientists were worried the test may make the situation worse.
07/14/2010 12:53 pm
The Obama administration on Monday cited control systems on subsea blowout preventers as one reason for its offshore drilling moratorium. But more than a year before the BP oil spill, authorities learned that balky control systems were the most common cause of blowout preventer failure.
07/13/2010 04:26 pm
Video from the BP live feed Monday night suggested that the new cap is in place. The next 48 hours will be crucial to determining whether BP's latest bid to stem the Gulf oil spill works.
07/12/2010 10:10 pm
The Obama administration released a new version of its moratorium on offshore drilling, saying the ban was needed to protect against the risks of another accident.
07/12/2010 09:45 pm
Criticism of Obama for his handling of the Gulf oil spill, though still muted, sounds much like that of President Bush after Katrina.
07/12/2010 01:31 pm
Offshore drilling chief Michael Bromwich, who started his job three weeks ago as head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, says that he is not afraid to put lawbreaking oil executives behind bars.
07/12/2010 01:06 pm
Jimmy Buffett, who grew up on the Gulf coast, performed for fans about 100 miles north of the Deepwater Horizon site.
07/12/2010 10:52 am