Topic: Thad Allen
Undersea video coverage Thursday night showed engineers lowering a 'top cap' over a severed riser pipe at the bottom of the Gulf to contain BP oil spill. The company hopes to contain 90 percent of the geyser.
06/04/2010 10:18 am
The Obama administration has sought to distance itself from BP this week, repeatedly criticizing BP for its efforts in the Gulf oil spill clean-up. But behind the scenes, cooperation continues.
06/03/2010 08:11 pm
Already an Internet phenomenon, the BP live feed – which helped galvanize public concern about the Gulf oil spill – has broadened its offerings. On display Thursday: BP is attempting a 'top cap.'
06/03/2010 04:01 pm
BP succeeded in making a 'rough cut' of the riser pipe at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Next up is moving a cap with a garden-hose-type rubber seal over the pipe. How tight that seal is will determine if the BP oil spill is mostly capped.
06/03/2010 02:08 pm
The US Coast Guard announced Thursday that, as a part of the oil spill clean-up, BP will start to funnel oil and gas to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico after successfully cutting a leaking oil pipe on the sea floor.
06/03/2010 02:03 pm
The next chance for stopping the Gulf oil spill won't come until two relief wells meant to plug the reservoir for good are finished in August.
06/03/2010 12:17 pm
BP CEO says BP and its oil containment booms had been successful in keeping most of the oil away from the eastern coast.
06/03/2010 10:59 am
The BP oil spill is moving eastward, threatening beaches like Pensacola, Fla., as oil balls wash ashore and Gulf animals die at unusually high rates.
06/02/2010 05:30 pm
Efforts to curb the effects of the worst oil spill in US history have hit multiple snags.
06/02/2010 04:17 pm
Engineers may have to bring in a second saw to finish the cut-and-cap operation.
06/02/2010 01:48 pm