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BP claims ‘milestone’ as drill mud holds well shut

BP claimed "a significant milestone" on Wednesday in efforts to plug for good the well that has spewed millions of barrels of oil.

BP aims to ‘kill’ well as early as Tuesday

BP was still hoping to attempt the first of two operations to permanently plug its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well on Tuesday.

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Talk tough, act tougher

Despite his big words, not a single new idea has emerged from President Jacob Zuma's mid-year Cabinet lekgotla.

Gulf storm puts BP spill efforts on hold

Tropical Storm Bonnie threatened efforts on Friday to plug BP's Gulf of Mexico oil leak for good.

Capped BP Gulf well under scrutiny

The cap on BP's stricken Gulf of Mexico oil well appeared to hold on Friday, but officials have intensified monitoring.

BP stops flow of oil into Gulf of Mexico

Oil is no longer spewing into the Gulf of Mexico -- at least temporarily -- as BP said it choked off the flow from its undersea well.

Crucial test starts on cap at BP’s leaking oil well

BP on Wednesday started a crucial test on its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico that it hopes will lead to halting the flow of crude oil.

New cap test to stem Gulf oil flow delayed

BP on Tuesday delayed a critical test that will determine if it can close a cap atop its ruptured Macondo well.

BP starts work to install new cap on gushing well

BP removed a containment cap from its stricken Gulf of Mexico oil well on Saturday in the first step toward installing a bigger cap.

Gulf clean-up resumes as new drilling rules awaited

Washington was preparing a revised offshore oil drilling moratorium and clean-up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico returned to normal on Friday.

Storm compounds oil spill along US Gulf Coast

High seas and winds kicked up by Hurricane Alex were propelling the landward advance of the far-flung oil slick.

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