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BP's new intervention captures more oil from broken well

BP'S containment cap is capturing an increasing amount of oil spewing from a ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but the US admiral leading the government relief effort said yesterday the coast will be under siege from the massive spill for many more months.

07 June 2010 , 09:47Shangai Daily12450

Despite changing its intervention Technique no guarantee of success for BP

BP has abandoned its original plan to use a diamond wire cutter that its engineers had hoped would cleanly cut the riser pipe spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It will instead use a more effective, if less precise, cutter, the federal government's point man on the disaster said Wednesday.

03 June 2010 , 10:03Kyra Phillips, David Mattingly, Tracy Sabo, Patrick Oppmann, Scott Bronstein, Aaron CooperCNN15480

British government does not want to support British Petroleum with its oil catastrophe

David Cameron sought to distance himself from BP yesterday, dashing any hopes that he might intervene to repair the company’s appalling relations with Washington over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

03 June 2010 , 08:39Suzy Jagger, Catherine Philp, Robert LeaThe Times15740

Last chance for BP to block the oil leak of its offshore drill in the Gulf of Mexico

Robot submarines wielding powerful cutting tools went to work on BP Plc's latest bid to curtail the flow of oil spewing from its ruptured wellhead as the U.S. government launched criminal and civil probes into the six-week-old disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

02 June 2010 , 10:25Reuters17260

BP oil spill fix failed and the Hurricane season start Tuesday

There is still a hole in the Earth, crude oil is still spewing from it and there is still, excruciatingly, no end in sight. After trying and trying again, one of the world's largest corporations, backed and pushed by the world's most powerful government, can't stop the runaway gusher.

31 May 2010 , 08:18Associated Press16740

Trans Alaska Pipeline remained closed for the third day

Alaska North Slope oil producers have cut their flow of crude to 8% of normal levels as the Trans Alaska Pipeline remained closed for a third day.

28 May 2010 , 09:46Upstream41840

President Obama froze all US offshore drilling projects

President Obama said Thursday he is halting or delaying new offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean, off the Virginia coast, and in new deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico.

28 May 2010 , 09:01CQ POLITICS16610

Final rescue results of BP ultimate secret weapon "top kill" intervention in 24 hours

UK supermajor BP will know in 24 hours if its latest attempts to rein in the blown out Macondo well in the US Gulf will be successful.

27 May 2010 , 08:26Upstream18660

Strong warning signs appeared few hours before the Deep Horizon oil platform explodes

In the hours before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded last month in the Gulf of Mexico, there were strong warning signs that something was terribly wrong with the well, according to a Congressional committee that was briefed on the accident by executives from BP.

26 May 2010 , 08:37Henry Fountain, Tom Zeller Jr.The New York Times31630

BP's weak results to stop Macondo's well oil leak may force US authorities to intervene

US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the federal government may take over the operation to halt the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico from UK supermajor BP if it decides the company is not performing as required in its response to the disaster.

24 May 2010 , 08:18Upstream34190

BP oil leaking on is way to hit Florida coast

The National Oceanic Atmospheric and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday "a small portion" of the oil slick resulting from the Deepwater Horizon's explosion last month has reached a current which could transport oil into the Atlantic Ocean.

20 May 2010 , 10:10Dow Jones13240

One fifth of the oil leaking of its Gulf of Mexico well captured BP said

Energy giant BP today said it was capturing about one fifth of the oil leaking from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but the London-based company faced fresh questions about its industry safety record.

18 May 2010 , 09:51Reuters15050

First success for BP to capture some oil spill

BP succeeded Sunday in capturing "some" oil and gas by inserting a mile-long tube into the main Gulf of Mexico leak, but would not say if it was just a dribble or a significant percentage of the gusher.

17 May 2010 , 08:28Clement SabourinThe Sydney Morning Herald14380

The oil slick looming off the Gulf of Mexico should reach US coasts within two days

For Tammy Wolfer of Louisiana, the worst part about the oil slick looming off the Gulf of Mexico coast isn’t that it cut her income from working at a marina and ruined plans to buy a house this year. The worst part is waiting to see where and when the oil will arrive on shore.

14 May 2010 , 10:41Kim Chipman, Jim PolsonBloomberg22250

Venezuelan gas platform sank in Caribbean sea

A gas platform has sunk in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela, but the energy minister says it poses no risk to the environment.

14 May 2010 , 08:50BBC News41221

BP tried another tool to stop oil spilling in the Gulf of Mexico

BP added another untested tool to its arsenal of spill containment options on Wednesday, a tube that engineers hope to slip into a break in a leaking pipe to intercept some of the 5,000 barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico each day.

13 May 2010 , 10:06Monica HatcherHouston Chronicle17750

BP is ready to try any solutions to control oil spill

BP is turning to new options in its continuing and still-desperate bid to contain and eventually stop the constant gushing of oil from a leaking wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

11 May 2010 , 09:51CBC News15540

Fire incident at major pipeline in Niger Delta forced Shell to shut down some oil production

Supermajor Shell has been forced to shut down some oil production in Nigeria after a fire at a major pipeline in the Niger Delta.

07 May 2010 , 10:06Upstream54780

Russian navy has rescued supertanker from Somali pirates

Russian sailors from the anti-ship cruiser Marshal Shaposhnikov on Thursday freed a Russian tanker hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, a high-ranking official from the maritime coalition forces has reported.

06 May 2010 , 10:10RIA Novosti22490

Russian supertanker hijacked by Somali pirates

A Russian warship was headed toward a Russian-operated oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen late Wednesday.

06 May 2010 , 07:46Maria AntonovaThe Moscow Times30040