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With 56% of American Internet connections now capped, advocates ask FCC for probe

The practice of capping Internet bandwidth and selling it as a metered commodity has fully taken hold, to the point where 56 percent of U.S. internet connections are now on plans that restrict how much information users can access before triggering additional fees. For an Internet landscape that’s been accustomed…

Ships ready to leave leaky well as storm brews

Crew members aboard dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico prepared Thursday to evacuate as a tropical rainstorm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug BP’s ruptured oil well to a near standstill. Though the rough weather was hundreds of miles from the spill site and…

Cap on oil well kept shut despite leaks, seepage

Federal government lets BP keep cap on ruptured Gulf oil well despite leaks, seepage The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite news the well is leaking at the top and something is seeping…

Leak forces new delay to BP oil cap test

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Oil giant BP detected a leak Thursday in equipment to seal the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico gusher, forcing another delay to the start of crucial tests on a new tighter-fitting cap. After finally getting the green light to begin pressure tests, BP said it would…

Gulf oil to keep flowing while cap is analyzed

he plan to start choking off oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico was suddenly halted as government officials and BP said further analysis must be done Wednesday before critical tests could proceed. No explanation was given for the decision, and no date was set for when testing would begin…

BP claims ‘Top Hat 10′ could completely stop oil gusher

UPDATE: OIL BRIEFLY HALTED, BUT JETTING RESUMES AS PRESSURE TESTS CONTINUE Hours after BP fitted a new containment cap to a damaged well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, the gushing oil and gas appeared to completely stop, according to images relayed from a live video from the…

‘Significant progress’ in replacing US oil well cap

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — BP has made “significant progress” in installing a new cap over the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and may be hours away from fitting it in place, officials said Monday. “We’ve made significant progress. This could lead to the shutting of the well,”…

BP removes cap from Gulf oil gusher, hopes to resume collection in 4-7 days

Workers began Saturday directing underwater robots to replace the cap on a gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico, in a bid to finally contain the devastating oil flow. Live video feed of the spill site showed remotely-controlled submarines maneuvering the cap system in order to remove the old containment cap…

Gulf containment cap reattached, collecting oil: BP

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – BP reinstalled an oil containment system sucking up crude from a ruptured pipe in the Gulf of Mexico, which had been removed following a collision with a robotic submarine. The oil cap “was successfully reinstalled on the Deepwater Horizon’s failed blow-out preventer” at 6:30 p.m.…

Obama to reopen waters for shallow water drilling

Facing an angry tsunami from oil companies, oil company employees and oil company servicers in the Gulf Coast, the Obama Administration is set to quickly reopen drilling sites in the Gulf. The Administration will release new safety requirements in the wake of a massive BP oil spill. After a rig…

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