A year after the disaster caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Gulf Coast looks to see some tourism return to it’s shores for the historically busy Memorial Day. Many of those involved in the tourism industry along the Gulf Coast seem optimistic that this weekend will be better than the last. A recent […]

The oil giant BP said Wednesday in its internal report that a series of failures involving a number of companies ultimately led to the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

An offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the site of the April blast that caused the massive oil spill.

President Obama made an ambitious promise Tuesday to bring the Gulf Coast’s habitat back to health. How and when that will be happen is another matter. The White House could offer almost no details Wednesday about the “Gulf Coast Restoration Plan” pledged by the president in his Oval Office address. Experts, meanwhile, said any meaningful […]

BP has agreed to put roughly $20 billion into an escrow account to cover costs related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a senior White House official told CNN Wednesday. The official said the agreement was worked out ahead of a highly-anticipated meeting between BP executives and President Obama in Washington. The […]

    Frustrated Gulf Coast mayors confronted a BP official during a news conference Saturday after they said requests to meet with high-ranking executives at the oil company went unanswered. The incident occurred as BP’s senior vice president briefed reporters in Mobile, Alabama, about the ongoing efforts to contain the massive oil spill in the […]

ROBERT, La. — Anger grew along the Gulf Coast as an ooze of oil washed into delicate coastal wetlands in Louisiana, with many wondering how to clean up the monthlong mess — especially now that BP’s latest try to plug the blown-out well won’t happen until at least Tuesday, May 25 read more story compliments […]

The effort to place a massive containment dome over a gushing underwater wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico was dealt a setback when a large volume of hydrates — icelike crystals that form when gas combines with water — accumulated inside the vessel, a BP official said Saturday. The dome was moved off to the […]

BP will “absolutely be paying for the cleanup operation” of the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, chief executive Tony Hayward said Monday. “There’s no doubt about that.” “It is indeed BP’s responsibility to deal with this and we’re dealing with it,” Hayward told NPR’s “Morning Edition.” And, he added, “where legitimate claims […]