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BP could have prevented blowout: investigator

BP’s oil well in the Gulf of Mexico might never have blown last year if the company’s engineers had been consulted about a key test that pointed to a defective cement job, investigators reported Thursday. A US Coast Guard handout image of fire boat response crews as they battle the…

Gulf oil well on verge of being plugged for good

BP’s Gulf oil well close to being plugged for good after relief well intersects it After five months, the oil well that had spewed millions of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of being plugged once and for all. A relief well drilled nearly 2.5 miles…

BP’s internal probe faults its own engineers: report

BANGALORE (Reuters) – BP Plc’s internal probe of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has placed some of the blame on mistakes by its engineers while finishing the deep sea oil well, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the report. The probe also blamed BP engineers for misreading pressure…

Mexico plans to ‘double’ deepwater oil drilling capacity

Firefighters leapt forward with a gushing hose on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig as fake victims were stretchered off in a practice run following BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Mexican drill came amid fears of a repeat catastrophe, and as producers like Mexico chase reserves into deeper and more…

Report: ‘Chaotic’ firefighting response might have sunk BP oil rig

US keeps BP under pressure 100 days after Gulf disaster The US government kept up pressure on BP Wednesday, 100 days after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began, despite the ouster of the energy giant’s chief executive, who has been replaced with an American. Meanwhile, Public Integrity reports, “The…

Top BP official on oil rig takes the fifth; another says too sick to testify

After reports that a BP “company man” overruled workers for the oil rig company Transocean on a key safety procedure prior to an explosion which set the rig aflame and sinking into the Gulf of Mexico, a senior BP official that was on the rig when it exploded has told…

Nightmare scene as oil smothers Louisiana wetlands

Crude oil spread through fragile US marshlands Thursday, a month after a drilling rig blast released a devastating spill that now threatens Florida, Cuba and even beyond. Oil has been pouring into the Gulf of Mexico since the massive April 20 explosion on the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig that killed…

Gulf oil gusher ‘ten times worse’ than previously estimated, experts say

Obama wants higher oil company taxes, pledges $58 million for cleanup efforts Update (below): Democrats align to ban offshore drilling along west coast So this is why BP’s release of video showing the Gulf oil gusher was mysteriously delayed. According to a scientific analysis of footage from the bottom of…

Palin promotes offshore drilling in the middle of oil spill

As an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico grows larger by the hour, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continues to stick to “drill, baby, drill.” In a 30-minute speech to a Republican crowd in Kansas City Saturday, the onetime Republican vice presidential nominee dubbed the gulf spill “very tragic”…

‘Devastating’ amount of oil leaking from rig off Louisiana coast

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Oil is leaking from the ruptured well of a large rig that exploded, burnt and sank in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this week, the US Coast Guard said Saturday. The Coast Guard estimated that up to 1,000 of barrels of oil, or 42,000 gallons (158,987…

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