Posts tagged as: oil spill

Relief well for damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well stalled due to pressure worries

Relief well for damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well stalled due to pressure worries

On Monday afternoon, BP engineers and the US government’s science team met to figure out the best way to relieve pressure in the outer shell of the Macondo well before BP is allowed to complete the relief well, the ultimate step in permanently sealing the exploded oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The government [...]

Oil spill saga: Static kill operation started by BP (video)

Oil spill saga: Static kill operation started by BP (video)

BP has finally begun the so-called “static kill” procedure that should soon plug its damaged well for good, 106 days into the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. BP conducted a successful flow test Tuesday, after a delay Monday night, clearing the way for the static kill to begin. The company began pumping heavy [...]

BP to conduct ‘crucial test’ Tuesday (video)

BP to conduct ‘crucial test’ Tuesday (video)

According to BP, a crucial test meant to determine whether an effort to seal the company’s ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico could proceed will likely take place Tuesday. BP added that the “injectivity” test was initially scheduled for Monday but was delayed because of a small leak. Tuesday is also the day [...]

Cameron International Corp. is unlikely beneficiary in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Cameron International Corp. is unlikely beneficiary in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Cameron International Corp. could emerge as an unlikely beneficiary in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In the first days after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers and sparking the worst offshore oil spill in US history, the company came under intense scrutiny. The rig’s blowout preventer, a critical safety [...]

Michigan oil spill culprit found

Michigan oil spill culprit found

The pipeline break that caused hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil to spew into a major river in southern Michigan has been located, officials said. During a news conference Saturday afternoon in Marshall, Mich., an official with the Canadian company which owns the pipeline that leaked oil into the Kalamazoo River confirmed the break’s [...]

US judges hear arguments on merging of oil spill lawsuits

US judges hear arguments on merging of oil spill lawsuits

A panel of US judges heard arguments from lawyers on Thursday on how piles of oil spill-related lawsuits against BP Plc should be merged, more than 2,000 miles or 3,200 km from the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. As part of its regularly scheduled rotation among federal courts, the panel meeting in Boise, Idaho did not [...]

Michigan oil spill more than 1M gallons-EPA

Michigan oil spill more than 1M gallons–EPA

More than a million gallons of oil may have leaked this week into a major southern Michigan waterway that leads to Lake Michigan, said the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The estimate reported tonight from the EPA exceeds earlier estimates from the company responsible for the spill into Talmadge Creek, which runs into the [...]

Ships to go back to oil well site

Ships to go back to oil well site

On Saturday, Bonnie went out with a whimper, sparing Gulf Coast residents new misery and allowing some of the vessels working on BP‘s ruptured oil well to return to the site. But with the hurricane season expected to get only busier, especially later in August, the move of ships to and from safer waters during [...]