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President Obama hails Adm. Allen as he retires as oil spill commander


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – United States President Barack Obama on Friday hailed Admiral Thad Allen for his work as commander of the oil spill response effort as Allen announced his retirement ... Read more...

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Rescued sea turtles from oil spill released back into Gulf after rehabilitatation


August 19th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
Cedar Key, Florida (BNO NEWS) -- Rescued and rehabilitated sea turtles from the effects of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill on Wednesday were released back into the Gulf of Mexico near Cedar ... Read more...

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BP must ensure stopping of oil spill


August 14th, 2010 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (DPA) Oil giant BP must complete work on a relief well in order to be certain that the worst oil spill in US history has been stopped for good, ... Read more...

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BP begins ‘Static Kill,’ to permanently seal oil leak shaft


August 4th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): British Petroleum has begun pumping heavy drilling mud into its stricken well in the Gulf of Mexico, a procedure known as 'static kill', on Tuesday to permanently seal ... Read more...

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BP begins ’static kill’ at ruptured US oil well


August 4th, 2010 - 6:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Orleans, Aug 4 (DPA) Oil company BP Plc Tuesday began the long-awaited pumping of mud into the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico - the so-called "static kill" to permanently ... Read more...

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BP oil spill: World’s worst accidental release, topples Mexico’s 1979 spill


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): The Obama administration has claimed that British Petroleum's oil spill in the Gulf of Maxico is the world's worst accidental release of oil with nearly five million barrels ... Read more...

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BP gets another 24 hours


July 21st, 2010 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (DPA) BP Plc Tuesday was given another 24 hours to maintain its cap on the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as engineers continued monitoring for ... Read more...

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BP Well Cap Not Effective In Controlling Oil Leak


July 19th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New Orleans, July 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials who have been monitoring the blown-out oil well off the Gulf of Mexico have found seepage on the ocean floor which indicates that ... Read more...

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US orders BP to submit oil well cap release plan


July 19th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): The US government has ordered British Petroleum to submit a plan for reopening its capped well in the Gulf of Mexico amid concerns that oil may be ... Read more...

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BP extends capped oil tests in Gulf of Mexico


July 18th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): British Petroleum has extended its newly capped Gulf of Mexico oil tests by 24 hours.According to the BBC, the US official in charge of the spill clean-up, ... Read more...

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BP’s oil cap tests extended for 24 hours


July 18th, 2010 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (DPA) BP Plc and the US government agreed Saturday to extend pressure testing on the new cap sealing the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, which ... Read more...

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BP’s oil cap holding amid tense wait for test results


July 17th, 2010 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (DPA) BP's first successful effort to cap the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico held fast through Friday, but engineers will continue watching tensely for signs ... Read more...

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America’s worst environmental nightmare far from over


July 16th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 16 (IANS) The gushing oil from BP's ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico may have stopped for now, but America's worst environmental disaster caused by the ... Read more...

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BP begins test for last effort to cap oil leak


July 15th, 2010 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (DPA) Oil giant BP Wednesday began a critical test to determine whether it can finally stop an oil leak that has been gushing from a ruptured well in the ... Read more...

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Leaking US oil well capped; tests to show how effectively


July 13th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (DPA) The most ambitious attempt yet to halt the oil gushing from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico was underway as a new, tight-fitting cap was successfully placed ... Read more...

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BP to install tighter cap on oil well


July 10th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (DPA) Efforts by BP Plc to replace an existing cap on the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico could begin Saturday, leading to a possible halt of ... Read more...

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US gives BP deadline for answers on oil well cap


July 9th, 2010 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (DPA) The White House Thursday gave BP Plc 24 hours to respond to questions on its plans to replace a containment cap with a tighter seal on the gushing ... Read more...

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Undersea Robot Collision Emits More Oil Into The Gulf Of Mexico


June 27th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): BP has had to endure a fresh uproar as it was coerced to do away with the cap on the Gulf oil spill and ... Read more...

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Vice President Joe Biden To Visit Gulf Coast On Tuesday


June 27th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez June 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vice President of United States Joseph R. Joe Biden will visit the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 to check on progress in the recent ... Read more...

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Obama to meet BP heads as oil spill continues


June 12th, 2010 - 5:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (DPA) US President Barack Obama will hold his first meeting next week with top officials from oil giant BP, the White House said Friday, as government scientists said ... Read more...

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American Government Sets Forth A Deadline To BP Over The Catastrophic Oil Spill In The Gulf Of Mexico


June 10th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
The federal government of America, led by Barack Obama, has set forth a 72-hour deadline to the powerful British Petroleum (BP) to generate efficient tactics to control and recover the oil spill ... Read more...

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Mexico oil slick cap holds 2.4 mn litre daily


June 10th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (DPA) The containment operation in the Gulf of Mexico was capturing up to 2.4 million litres of oil daily, Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who is leading the ... Read more...

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US to battle oil leak for ‘months to come’


June 7th, 2010 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (DPA) Efforts to siphon off the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico showed the first signs of success Sunday, but officials said it would take months to tackle ... Read more...

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BP places ‘top cap’ over leak


June 6th, 2010 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (DPA) Oil giant BP has succeeded in placing a containment cap over the ruptured well head that is gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but was working ... Read more...

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Oil spill: BP cuts leaking part of well pipe


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (DPA) Oil giant BP succeeded Thursday in cutting a portion of pipe that is gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, in what US government officials described as ... Read more...

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US oil spill spreads to Mississippi, Alabama


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (DPA) The massive oil spill that has already washed up on southern Louisiana's coastline has now spread east to the shores of Mississippi and Alabama, government officials said Wednesday. Admiral ... Read more...

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White House says clean-up resources in the Gulf will be tripled


May 31st, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The White House on Sunday said, as per the President Barack Obama's direction, government and contractor resources in areas affected in the Gulf of Mexico by the ... Read more...

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Obama extends drilling halt as top-kill stops oil leak


May 28th, 2010 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (DPA) US President Barack Obama extended a moratorium on new deepwater offshore drilling Thursday as oil giant BP's critical top-kill operation had likely temporarily stopped an oil leak ... Read more...

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Admiral Allen approves one section of Louisiana’s barrier island project proposal


May 28th, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) — The National Incident Commander for the BP oil spill, Admiral Thad Allen, on Thursday approved the implementation of one section of Louisiana's barrier island project proposal that ... Read more...

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BP’s top-kill operation temporarily stops oil leak (Lead)


May 27th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (DPA) Oil giant BP's top-kill operation was proceeding as expected Thursday and may have already succeeded in temporarily plugging the leak at a ruptured oil well at the bottom ... Read more...

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President Obama to tour oil spill disaster area


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Venice (US), May 2 (DPA) US President Barack Obama was headed to Louisiana Sunday to survey the oil spill from a damaged off-shore well and the efforts to battle an environmental ... Read more...

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