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BP Oil Spill Relief Well Scenarios: What Happens If It Doesn't Stop Gusher?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) -- As engineers bore deeper into the seafloor toward the source of the oil still spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP PLC is growing more ...

Mid-July Kill Possible? BP Explanation Almost Lost in Translation

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

BP released another instructional video that sort of explains what they are planning; leaving out key how's and why's and throwing in just enough oil speak so as to be distracting from the otherwise good illustration.

BP Claims Relief Well Will Be Finished On Time, But Stock Keeps Tumbling

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP's effort to drill a relief well through 2 1/2 miles of rock to stop the Gulf spill is on target for completion by mid-August, t...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Response: Senator Introduces Bill Demanding Preemptive Relief Well Drilling | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A leading opponent of offshore drilling is making a bold legislative gambit in hopes of preventing any future catastrophic spills. Senator Frank Lau...

Serious Risks Exist As BP Drills Relief Well 18,000 Feet Below The Surface

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In the chaotic days after the oil rig explosion, BP engineers and federal regulators desperate to plug the blown-out well scrambl...

Sam Stein

Thad Allen Advocates Pre-Emptive Relief Well Drilling To Mitigate Future Disasters | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As authorities in the Gulf try and stem and stop the current spilling of oil, a presidential commission is beginning the process of looking into the l...

BP 'Cut-And-Cap' Effort Underway To Plug Gushing Oil Well

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) -- As submersible robots made another risky attempt to control the underwater Gulf oil gusher, the crude on the surface spread...

Jason Linkins

Oil Spill Response: If Relief Well Drilling Is Only Guaranteed Option, Why Not Make It Mandatory? [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

My layman's read of the ongoing Top Kill/Hot Tap/Top Hat/Hat Kill/Top Tap Kill efforts is that these are mainly hoped-for quick fixes, intended to all...

Gulf Oil Spill: Best Chance To Stop Leak Won't Be Ready Until August

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The best hope for stopping the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico has been compared to hittin...