The BP oil well has been officially pronounced dead. But this is by no means the end -- either of this case or of the work needed to prepare for any future spill.
Clouds form a tropical storm over Havana during dawn over Havana, Cuba, on Friday.
Transocean and Halliburtion, BP's partners on the blown-out well that led to the massive Gulf oil spill, reject findings in a new BP report that finds their workers partly to blame for the rig accident.
Human and mechanical failures led to the Deepwater Horizon blast and the subsequent Gulf oil spill, finds a BP report released Wednesday. Transocean and Halliburton are also cited.
An oil rig run belonging to Mariner Energy caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday. The Coast Guard has now refuted earlier reports of an oil sheen on the water.
The Aug. 18 announcement that Exxon Mobil will not purchase a stake in Ghana's offshore oil fields opens the door for China, which is setting a new standard for how to woo Africa's petrol powers.
The White House’s new guidelines for offshore oil drilling in deep water were intended to make it tougher for oil companies to avoid detailed environmental reviews.
The new estimate from marine scientists comes two weeks after a report that prompted rosy conclusions from some Obama administration officials about the Gulf oil spill.
Ghana will soon announce whether China oil company CNOOC or oil giant Exxon Mobil won the bidding war for rights to tap its offshore oil. The answer will show how great a player China has become in Africa.
These are early days for Ghana and its off-shore oil, but recent wrangling over the ownership of exploitation rights raises fresh concern over whether the country can avoid the 'oil curse.'