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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 30, 2010

The engineers working on the Macondo well in the Gulf have abandoned the top kill procedure. Late yesterday afternoon, BP's Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles announced that the top kill and the junk shot did not plug the leaking well, so they are moving to the next option--the low marine riser package, or LMRP.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 28, 2010

President Obama is traveling to the Gulf Coast to see the oil spill response first-hand today. His trip comes one day after he held a news conference to announce delays and cancellations in the U.S. offshore energy development program.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 27, 2010

At an early morning news conference, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said today that engineers have stopped the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 26, 2010

BP has received permission to launch the "top kill" procedure on the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. This means engineers can begin pumping heavy drilling fluids into the blowout preventer (BOP) and the wellbore in hopes of stopping the oil leaks. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 25, 2010

In effort to provide more information about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and related issues such as industry safety and deepwater drilling, API has developed a number of comprehensive briefing papers

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 21, 2010

Not even the Spanish Armada could compete with the number of boats and ships that are responding to the Gulf oil spill today. According to the latest Joint Unified Command report1,100 vessels and 24,000 people (excluding volunteers) are now grappling with the oil spill from the Macondo well.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 17, 2010

BP succeeded yesterday in connecting a 4" pipe to the broken riser to siphon oil and gas from the leaking Macondo well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico's surface. 

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