Gulf Oil Spill

Sheen on Water After Oil Platform Explodes Off LA. Coast

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) _ An oil platform exploded and caught fire Thursday off the Louisiana coast, spreading a mile-long oil sheen into the Gulf of Mexico. All 13 crew members were rescued from the […]


Feds to Remove Temporary Cap From Gulf Well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The federal government says it will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap keeping oil from gushing out of BP’s blown-out Gulf well so that it can raise a key […]


Tropical Storm Hits, Gulf Relief Efforts Halted

GULF OF MEXICO (CBS/AP) _ Tropical Storm Bonnie made landfall in Florida south of Miami on Friday, following a course that would take it across the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, prompting a pause in […]


Storm Halts Gulf Oil Well Work

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly close to going in […]


Feds: Oil Leaking from Cap on Ruptured Well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ BP’s broken well was leaking oil and gas again Monday for the first time since the company capped it last week, but the Obama administration’s spill chief said it was no […]


BP: No Oil Leaking into Gulf from Busted Well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday.


BP Tests New Cap Over Gulf Oil Leak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) BP allayed last-minute government fears of making the disaster worse and began testing the new, tighter-fitting cap Wednesday that could finally choke off the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.


BP Delays Testing on Gulf Oil Fix

NEW ORLEANS (AP) BP is delaying critical tests on a new well cap designed to finally stop the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico after government officials said more analysis was needed on […]


Feds: New Cap Could Contain Leak by Monday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Government officials in charge of the Gulf oil spill crisis said the BP oil leak could be completely contained as early as Monday if a new, tighter cap can be fitted over […]