iOS app Android app

Oil Spill Investigation

Back to Square One? BOP Investigator Admits to Key Error in Report

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

The project manager for Det Norske Veritas, the company who led the investigation of the BOP, admitted an error in the computer model they used to determine the cause of failure of the BOP during the BP well blowout last April.

Gulf Oil Spill Task Force Created

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is creating a unified task force to investigate last year's massive Gulf oil spill so federal investigators from ...

Key Oil Spill Device May Have Design Flaw

AP | By HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- There may have been a fundamental safety design problem with the pods that controlled the massive device that failed to stop the Gulf o...

Gulf Oil Spill Could Spur Creation Of New Safety Agency

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The presidential panel investigating the massive Gulf oil spill will likely recommend to President Barack Obama next year new ways ...

Forensic Testing Begins On Key Evidence From Gulf Oil Spill

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Testing started Tuesday on a key piece of evidence in the investigation of what led to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, feder...

Poor Management, Lack Of Safety Culture Led To Gulf Oil Spill

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — It wasn't just the botched technical decisions. BP and other companies' management, communication and overconfidence in dealing wit...

Dead Animals Are Exhibit A In Oil Spill Investigation

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead...

Panel: White House Blocked Release Of Worst-Case Scenario For Gulf Oil Spill

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration blocked efforts by government scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could become a...

Spill Panel: Transocean Thwarts Efforts To Get Critical Documents And Witness

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

METAIRIE, La. — Members of a federal panel investigating the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill accused rig owner Transocea...

BP's Lead Oil Spill Investigator Admits Limitations With Internal Probe

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Engineering experts probing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill exposed holes in BP's internal investigation as the company was questioned...

Gulf Oil Spill Investigators Focus On Who Knew What, And When

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) -- Federal investigators seeking the cause of the rig explosion that led to BP's massive Gulf oil spill focused Monday on communication a...

Gulf Oil Spill Investigation: Companies At Fault Will Be In Charge Of Recovering Evidence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Now that BP appears to have vanquished its ruptured well, authorities are turning their attention to gathering evidence from what ...

Oil Spill Investigation Now Includes TENS OF THOUSANDS Of Abandoned Wells

AP | JEFF DONN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A lead congressional committee investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has broadened its inquiry, now checking if tens of thousands of abandoned oi...

Oil Spill Gulf Of Mexico 2010: Homeland Security And Interior Department To Investigate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has launched a full investigation of last week's oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Homeland Securi...

White House Oil Spill Commission To Be Created

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House plans to establish a presidential commission to investigate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico along with oil ind...

Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Senate Democrats Want Justice Department To investigate

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- California Sen. Barbara Boxer and other Democrats on the Senate environment committee are calling for the Department of Justice to...