The Gulf Coast Oil Spill
Recovering from the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico
In the 77 days since oil from the ruptured Deepwater Horizon began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has skimmed or burned about 60 percent of the amount it promised regulators it could remove in a single day. The disparity between what BP promised in its March 24 filing with federal regulators and the amount of oil recovered since the April 20 explosion underscores what some officials and environmental groups call a misleading numbers game. | Full article »
Oil companies stress one another's failures.
- A floating city springs up to contain gulf oil spill (June 28)
- BP, Transocean tap a well of Washington lobbyists and consultants (June 21)
- Lawmakers attack plans oil companies had in place to deal with a spill (June 16)
- Obama to demand vast fund from BP for victims' claims (June 14)
- Poll: Support plunges for offshore drilling (June 10)
- BP cap trapping substantial amounts of oil, gas (June 8)
- Obama knocks BP for paying out dividends after spill (June 5)
- Fishing, tourism industries keep eye on oil spill (June 3)
- Deepwater Horizon captain testifies at spill inquiry (May 28)
- Pressure to save time, money may have contributed to oil disaster (May 25)
- Flaws in key oil rig device (May 13)
- BP caps one of three oil leaks in gulf (May 5)
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