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Oil rig explosion

Oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS, April 27 (UPI) -- Oil company emergency teams worked to place a containment dome over a Gulf of Mexico well leaking oil following an explosion that destroyed a massive oil rig.
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BP confident in U.S. Gulf response

NEW ORLEANS, April 26 (UPI) -- BP executives said they are confident that the comprehensive response to a sunken oil rig off the coast of Louisiana is appropriate.
Oil rig explosion

Oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS, April 26 (UPI) -- A 600-square-mile slick developed near the Gulf of Mexico site of a sunken oil rig and workers tried to cap the well spouting 42,000 gallons of oil a day.
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U.S. braces for possible oil spill

NEW ORLEANS, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday that containing oil from an exploded rig in the Gulf of Mexico is Washington's "No. 1 priority," amid reports that the exposed well on the seabed isn't leaking.

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Work started to contain gulf oil leak

Work started to contain gulf oil leak

NEW ORLEANS, April 23 (UPI) -- Efforts were under way Friday to stop crude oil leaking from the site of an explosion-toppled oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, officials said.
BP races to control Louisiana oil spill

BP races to control Louisiana oil spill

NEW ORLEANS, April 23 (UPI) -- BP said it was doing everything possible to contain oil seeping from the sunken Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Oil rig explosion

Oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS, April 23 (UPI) -- Emergency teams in the Gulf of Mexico worked to keep the amount of oil leaking from a sunken drilling rig to a minimum.
By United Press International

BP had been near oil find announcement

NEW ORLEANS, April 22 (UPI) -- BP PLC was on the verge of announcing a significant oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico when tragedy struck a drilling rig this week, an unnamed source says.

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Explosion-damaged oil rig sinks

Explosion-damaged oil rig sinks

NEW ORLEANS, April 22 (UPI) -- An oil rig weakened by an explosion that left 11 workers missing sank in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast Thursday, authorities said.

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Oil platform explosion

Oil platform explosion

NEW ORLEANS, April 22 (UPI) -- Rescue teams searched for 11 people missing following an explosion on an off-shore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.
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11 missing after Gulf oil rig fire

VENICE, La., April 21 (UPI) -- An oil rig was still burning off the Louisiana coast late Wednesday as the Coast Guard searched for 11 missing workers.
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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana on April 21, 2010. 11 workers are missing after the oil rig exploded on April 20. UPI/U.S. Coast Guard
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