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Persistent Oil Sheen at Macondo Well Site

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 12.27.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

There is a real problem at the site. Oil is definitely there, and it is a true problem. Think about it. From April 20, 2010 to July 15, 2010, the well flowed something around 5 million barrels of oil into the ocean environment. Only a small portion of that oil was recovered or burned.

Oil Spill: Concrete Box To Contain Spill Touches Down On Gulf Floor

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ and HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - A BP-chartered vessel lowered a 100-ton concrete-and-steel vault onto a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, an impo...

BP's Math Problem: How Much Oil Is The Containment Dome Catching?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As of Sunday evening, BP was reporting more success with the latest method of containing the well that has now been gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexic...

BP's Top Kill Attempt Fails: Here Is a Method That Could Really Work

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

Since BP seems to be all out of new ideas for plugging the oil leak, perhaps it is time to open this up. I propose the company offer a $10 million reward for the originator of any idea that proves to be successful.

Another BP Brainstorm

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Horowitz

Take some golf balls, and some shredded rubber tires and just shove 'em down into the hole. Maybe that'll make it stop. That's what the boys from BP are thinking. Seriously.