Content Tagged As gulf_oil_spill

4 years 8 months ago

BP confirms Hayward departure as CEO

BP says Tony Hayward will step down as chief executive officer Oct. 1, to be succeeded by American Robert Dudley. In a statement accompanying its earnings update on Tuesday, BP says the decision was made by "mutual agreement." BP also reports it has taken a pretax charge of $32.2...

4 years 8 months ago

Relief well running ahead of schedule

The leader of the oil spill relief effort says it's possible a well being drilled to contain the gusher in the Gulf could be completed ahead of schedule. But a lot of things would have to go right. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Thursday in Alabama that crews...

4 years 9 months ago

Biden to visit the gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Obama administration official tells The Associated Press that Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Gulf Coast on Tuesday to review the efforts to combat the massive oil spill. Biden is expected to visit the National Incident Command Center in New Orleans and the...

4 years 9 months ago

BP told to expedite claims

The government is pushing BP to work faster getting money to people and businesses harmed by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen didn't hesitate when asked what BP is not doing that they need to get better at. He says BP needs...

4 years 9 months ago

BP tries risky 'cut and cap' move

Submersible robots are making another risky attempt to control the Gulf oil gusher, while the crude on the surface is spreading. BP's latest effort involves a set of tools akin to an oversized deli slicer and garden shears to break away the broken riser pipe. Engineers will then try...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama to Gulf: 'You are not alone'

President Barack Obama has promised Gulf Coast residents that they are not alone and will not be abandoned or left behind. Obama made the pledge as he visited Louisiana on Friday to tour areas threatened by the disastrous oil spill and get an update on response efforts. Speaking outside...

4 years 10 months ago

NOAA to make 2010 hurricane season forecast

Federal forecasters are set to announce their predictions for the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that starts June 1, with a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could lay in the path of potential storms. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers will issue their seasonal outlook Thursday...

4 years 10 months ago

Calmer weather aiding gulf spill cleanup

Calmer weather has arrived along the Gulf Coast, where masses of oil continue to lurk offshore. So far, only oil sheens have reached into some coastal waters. The oil's slow progress is allowing crews and volunteers to lay boom in front of shorelines. The calmer wind and waves should...

4 years 10 months ago

Oil expected to hit Florida beaches

Scientists say the Gulf oil spill could get into the what's called the Loop Current within a day, eventually carrying oil south along the Florida coast and into the Florida Keys. Nick Shay, a physical oceanographer at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, said...

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