STAFF BLOG EVERYTHING ELSE BY FORUM REPORTER J. SHANE MERCER BP: No oil leaking into Gulf from busted well
"BP says oil from its broken well has stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April," reports the Associated Press.
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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND AP fact checks Obama speech
AP's breakdown of last night's speech:
By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Writer Calvin Woodward, Associated Press Writer – Wed Jun 16, 6:19 am ET
WASHINGTON – In assuring A... Posted on 6/16/10 at 5:59 AM
The owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says BP hampered efforts to stop the resulting gusher of oil by misleading government officials about how many barrels of oil were flowing each day from the damaged well on the Gulf floor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration put a stop to new federal contracts with BP on Wednesday, admonishing the British oil company for a "lack of business integrity" and also disqualifying it indefinitely from winning new leases to drill on taxpayer-owned lands.
Josh Lederman, Associated Press
, November 28, 2012
BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) — Open sores. Parasitic infections. Chewed-up-looking fins. Gashes. Mysterious black streaks. Two years after the drilling-rig explosion that touched off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, scientists are beginning to suspect that fish in the Gulf of Mexico are suffering the effects of the petroleum.
Interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press show a BP scientist identified a previously unreported deposit of flammable gas that could have played a role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. But the oil giant failed to divulge the finding to government investigators for at least a year.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — BP's subsidiary in Alaska will pay a $25 million civil penalty under a settlement announced Tuesday that comes five years after more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from company pipelines on the North Slope.
By Dan Joling, The Associated Press
, May 03, 2011
NEW ORLEANS — BP’s decision to resume paying dividends rankled Gulf Coast residents Tuesday who saw it as another sign the company wants to move on even though many are still suffering from last year’s massive oil spill.
Oil stains linger in marshes along Louisiana’s fragile coast and tens of thousands of victims are waiting for final payments from a $20 billion compensation fund, while a large number of people haven’t received any money at all.
By Harry Weber, The Associated Press
, February 02, 2011
WASHINGTON — Decisions intended to save time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk that triggered the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a disaster that could happen again without significant reforms by industry and government, the presidential panel investigating the BP blowout concluded Wednesday.
By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press
, January 05, 2011
BP is mounting a new challenge to the U.S. government's estimates of how much oil flowed from the runaway well deep below the Gulf of Mexico, an argument that could reduce by billions of dollars the federal pollution fines it faces for the largest offshore oil spill in history.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to the BP blowout and risks of a new environmental disaster, the Obama administration reversed itself Wednesday and promised not to pursue offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or anywhere else along the nation's East Coast.
WASHINGTON — A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably loiter for months or more, scientists reported Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill.
The most worrisome part is the slow pace at which the oil is breaking down in the cold, 40-degree water, making it a long-lasting but unseen threat to vulnerable marine life, experts said.
By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press
, August 20, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the end, it was a crush of mud that finally plugged the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, three months after the offshore drilling rig explosion that unleashed a gusher of oil and a summer of misery along the Gulf Coast.
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