The US Coast Guard released a report Wednesday that says tar balls that have washed up on Florida beaches are not a result of the BP oil spill.
The Gushing oil well could cause damage from Louisiana to the Florida Keys
New forecasts suggest that the loop current could carry the Gulf oil spill to Florida beaches within the next eight to 10 days. After that, it could reach the Atlantic Ocean.
University scientists say a portion of the Gulf oil spill could reach Key West in the Florida Keys next weekend.
BP says its siphon is collecting one-fifth of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. But questions linger over BP's use of underwater dispersants in the Gulf oil spill.
The oil giant has said that it will be happy if it can siphon half of the oil leaked in the BP Oil Spill.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far different than the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. The complex marine environment has currents and eddies that could carry the oil anywhere in the Gulf.
BP is using underwater robots to place a small tube inside the broken undersea pipe to siphon the Gulf oil spill.
Calls are mounting for the state of Louisiana and the federal government to wrest control of the Gulf oil spill cleanup from BP. Two lawmakers say BP seems 'overwhelmed.'
BP is open to suggestions from the public on how to plug the well gushing thousands of gallons of oil per day 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.