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News // Incidental

Major new oil pollution in the US Great Lake region as a consequence of decade of regulatory violations

A Canadian company whose pipeline leaked hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into a Michigan river has experienced leaks, an explosion and dozens of regulatory violations in the past decade throughout the Great Lakes region and elsewhere in the U.S.

30 July 2010 , 08:58Tim Martin, David RunkAssociated Press26570

100-day mark of BP oil spill catastrophe

The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster reached the 100-day mark Wednesday with hopes high that BP is finally on the verge of permanently sealing its ruptured Macondo well.

29 July 2010 , 09:49The Sydney Morning Herald22900

New oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard dispatched emergency teams Tuesday after a boat crashed into an oil well off the coast of New Orleans, reportedly sending crude spewing some 20 feet into the air.

28 July 2010 , 08:21AFP14600

Sea cleaned in only ten days after the Dalian oil spill, Chinese authorities have announced

Chinese officials said Monday one of the nation's worst oil spills had been cleaned up 10 days after a massive explosion sent an estimated 1,500 tons of crude into the Yellow Sea along the northeastern port city of Dalian.

27 July 2010 , 09:48Lily KuoLos Angeles Times17270

Chinese oil spill has more than doubled in size in 6 days

China's largest reported oil spill has more than doubled in size to 165 square miles on July 21,2010, forcing beaches to close and prompting officials to warn of a "severe threat" to sea life and water quality.

23 July 2010 , 09:32Meredith CantrellPipeline and Gas18410

Storm in Gulf of Mexico has stopped oil spill work

A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly close to going in for the kill.

22 July 2010 , 10:00Colleen Long and Michael

First concrete success for BP in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

BP has successfully placed a new cap over the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well.

13 July 2010 , 08:57Sky News15510

BP try to fix a new cap on the oil well that should be able to contain 100% of the oil leaking

Using underwater robots, BP engineers worked on Sunday to replace a cap over a gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as part of a new attempt to contain the worst environmental disaster in US history.

12 July 2010 , 08:33The Asian Age19220

Russian submersibles could intervene to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico

Russian-built submersibles would be able to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the captain of one of the vessels has said.

09 July 2010 , 08:51Katia MoskvitchBBC News18370

Obama administration return to court to reinstate a six months deepwater oil drilling moratorium

The Obama administration heads to court on Thursday with a single goal -- to reinstate a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling imposed in response to the BP Plc oil spill but blocked by a federal judge.

08 July 2010 , 09:24Jeremy PelofskyReuters14650

The State is more reliable to inspect oil wells

While federal regulators have ignored abandoned oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico, at least 25 states have been busy sealing their old wells. On land, leaky old wells aren't so easily forgotten.

07 July 2010 , 12:07Reuters13590

BP oil disaster coasts have surpassed the $3 billion mark

The cost of the BP oil spill has surpassed the $3 billion mark, the oil giant said in statement today.

06 July 2010 , 08:45UKnetguide18450

Massive oil fighting Armada may move in the Gulf of Mexico to help

A new emergency federal rule could set the stage for the departure of two of the Pacific Northwest's largest oil-spill-response vessels and five Navy skimmers to battle the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

02 July 2010 , 09:29Hal BerntonThe Seattle Times16350

Hurricane Alex brings more oil on US coasts

Rough seas generated by Hurricane Alex have pushed more oil from the massive spill on to US Gulf coast beaches as clean-up vessels are sidelined by the storm.

01 July 2010 , 08:56Virgin Media18600

New containment cap installed after BP submarine accident

BP says it has reinstalled a containment cap on its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico after an accident unleashed a torrent of oil.

24 June 2010 , 09:34BBC News16970

Latest news about oil spill at Day 62

BP said Monday that it had spent about $2 billion so far in its response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, including containment efforts, economic and environmental claims and state and federal costs.

22 June 2010 , 09:25The New York Times15470

BP needs $50 billion to cover the costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

BP is trying to raise $US 50 billion to cover the cost of the Gulf of Mexico spill and is preparing to sue its partners in the oil field, British newspapers said overnight.

21 June 2010 , 09:15AFP16370

Obama wants British Petroleum to pay all the damages from the oil catastrophe

President Barack Obama, seeking to counter an image of detached leadership of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, will demand on Wednesday that BP Plc set aside billions of dollars to pay damages from the catastrophe.

16 June 2010 , 09:32Reuters18820

New studies show that twice more oil have been elapsed from BP offshore drill

As many as 40,000 barrels (1.7m gallons) of oil a day may have been gushing out from a blown-out Gulf of Mexico well, doubling many estimates.

11 June 2010 , 10:31BBC News17150

killing explosion in a Texas gas pipeline

An explosion in a natural gas pipeline in Texas has killed one worker and injured eight others, US media report.

08 June 2010 , 10:18BBC News32690