The federal government said it will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap that stopped oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that engineers can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed.
Thad Allen, the government's point man for the spill response, told... more »
BP officials say they plan to begin forcing cement down the blown-out Gulf oil well today. The announcement came last night shortly after their plan was approved by the federal official in charge of the oil spill.
The company plans to shove cement down from pipes attached to ships... more »
BP engineers in the Gulf of Mexico want to start sealing up the blown-out oil well today, but first they're running a test.
They plan to probe the busted blowout preventer with an oil-like liquid to determine whether it can handle the sealing-up process, called a "static kill." If... more »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing this week for a third round of hearings - this time in Canonsburg, Pa. - on the controversial natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
A wealth of natural gas is locked into the Marcellus Shale deep beneath Pennsylvania, New... more »
They've fixed a leak -- and now engineers for BP are getting ready to see if a new cap on the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is enough to contain the gusher. The test will involve closing off all three openings in the cap, and then monitoring... more »
Federal authorities have asked an appeals court to reinstate a moratorium on deepwater drilling declared after BP's oil well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico.
In a filing late Tuesday in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the government challenged a federal judge's finding the Interior Department... more »
Reporting its first success in containing the massive Gulf oil leak nearly a month after it started, BP on Sunday said oil and natural gas were flowing via a mile-long pipe to a ship at the surface.
Yet even as the company reported the success, scientists warned oil that... more »
BP announced this week that it made a "giant" oil discovery in the western Gulf of Mexico, finding multiple reservoirs of oil from a single, deep-sea drilling rig. The drilling rig went down a stunning 35,000 feet (Pikes Peak: 14,000 feet) in search of the oil. Further testing will be... more »