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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHere on the open ocean, 12 miles from ground zero of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the gulf is hovering between life and death. The large strands of sargassum seaweed atop the ocean are normally noisy with birds and thick with crustaceans, small...
GreenspaceBP resumed work Friday on the drilling operation meant to spell the ultimate end of its notorious gulf well as it continued to scale back its massive cleanup operation. âWeâre far from finished,â said Doug Suttles, the companyâs outgoing cleanup.....
GreenspaceA complete sealing of the BP oil well is not likely to occur until sometime after Labor Day, the federal governmentâs spill response chief said Thursday. The delay is necessary because federal officials are requiring that BP engineers take new,......
GreenspaceThe company that owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is accusing BP of withholding what it describes as critical evidence needed to investigate the cause of worst maritime oil spill in history, according......
GreenspaceEngineers will conduct more tests on BP's troubled oil well before deciding how to proceed with a plan to kill it for good, a government officials said Wednesday. Thad Allen, the federal spill response chief, told reporters that crews planned......
GreenspaceBP engineers flushed crystalline gas and water formations, known as methane hydrates, out of a damaged blowout preventer atop their capped Gulf of Mexico oil well Monday, thus freeing blocked rams on the structure. The successful operation means that...
GreenspaceEngineers in the Gulf of Mexico have abandoned efforts to fish out pieces of drill pipe stuck in the damaged Macondo well and early next week will begin trying to remove the blowout preventer -- a crucial step in finally......
GreenspaceA new blowout preventer has been placed atop BPâs problem oil well, a move that should allow crews to drill into the well deep underground and kill it for good in about a week. The old blowout preventer â a......
Top of the TicketThe federal response to the nation's worst environmental disaster may have been slow, but not this response....
GreenspaceA relief well is âalmost touchingâ BPâs damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, meaning that officials could declare the source of the nationâs largest offshore oil spill killed by Sunday, a top government official said Wednesday. Crews working......
GreenspaceFederal officials announced Thursday night that an emergency relief well has successfully intersected the bottom of BP's damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well. "Through a combination of sensors embedded in the drilling equipment and sophisticated...
Greenspace[Updated at 8:57 a.m.: The BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico -- source of the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history -- has been permanently killed, a top federal official announced Sunday. Thad Allen, the federal spill......
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