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R.I.P. Gulf Oil Well

It looks like the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is officially dead. The procedure to seal the well—or in oil industry terms, to “kill” it—has been pronounced a success, providing an unceremonious end to the spilling of millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf.

Posted on Sep 19, 2010 READ MORE

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BP Readies the Final ‘Kill’

Someone should tell BP that the whole kill-speak approach does not bode well when you’re actually killing wildlife and industry in the Gulf. But nonetheless, BP says the mud and cement pumped into the blown-out oil well, termed a “static kill,” are holding and that it is preparing to seal the deal with a “bottom kill” later this month.

Posted on Aug 6, 2010 READ MORE

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BP Aims for Two-Pronged Plugging Action on Gulf Well

By this point, many American news consumers are way more up on the intricacies of oil well technology, and the emergency repair strategies associated with same, than they ever thought they’d be—and the fun isn’t over yet.

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 READ MORE

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