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Chevron checking possible leak in Gulf of Mexico

NEW YORK — US oil group Chevron said Tuesday it had shut down a pipeline off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico to investigate a “potential leak.” “Chevron Pipe Line shut down the Main Pass System this morning to investigate a potential leak,” the company said in…

Lawmaker who apologized to BP may chair House energy panel

The Texas lawmaker who apologized to BP for the US government’s insistence that the oil giant set up a fund to compensate oil spill victims may soon be the most powerful voice in the House on US energy policy. Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) is a leading contender for the chairmanship…

Claim: Oil clean-up crews sent away as body parts washed up on beach

A former BP contractor who worked on Gulf oil clean-up efforts is alleging that officials ordered clean-up crews off a Florida beach shortly before human body parts began to wash up on shore. The contractor, who insisted that he remain anonymous because he was ordered not to talk about what…

Congressman: BP to cut off live feed of oil spill

Oil may now be leaking through seabed floor, blogger says; Memo shows how BP calculates value of human life Update (at bottom): BP caves to Rep’s demand, will maintain live video feed for ‘top kill’ attempt The chairman of the House subcommittee on energy and the environment says that BP…

BP must clarify intentions on clean up costs: US

British Petroleum must clarify its “true intentions” on paying for costs associated with a massive US oil spill, the US homeland security and interior secretaries said in a letter released Saturday. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Interior Security Ken Salazar noted in the letter to BP chief executive Tony…

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