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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
By United Press International
Work not done in gulf, BP's Hayward says

Work not done in gulf, BP's Hayward says

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The commitment to restoring the Gulf of Mexico remains firm despite the completion of a sealing operation at the bottom of the ocean, a BP executive said.
BP completes relief well in Gulf of Mexico

BP completes relief well in Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- BP scientists and engineers working for the U.S. government have completed a relief well in the Gulf of Mexico, the top spill response official said.

300-ton evidence on way to Gulf surface

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A major piece of evidence in this summer's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is headed toward the ocean's surface for a federal inspection, an official said.
Gulf crews set to lift blowout preventer

Gulf crews set to lift blowout preventer

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Engineers said they hoped to have the blowout preventer that malfunctioned in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill hoisted to a recovery ship by Sunday.
High seas delay planned BP well-sealing

High seas delay planned BP well-sealing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- High seas churning in the Gulf of Mexico delayed the start of an operation to replace the blowout preventer on the crippled BP well, the company said Monday.

BP to replace failed preventer

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Thad Allen, incident commander for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, said BP would try to replace the failed preventer at the deep water well this weekend.
Allen: Relief well drilling will continue

Allen: Relief well drilling will continue

SCHRIEVER, La., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. official overseeing the BP oil leak cleanup in the gulf said Friday work on a relief well will be finished even though the leak appears to be plugged.
Stormy weather delays relief well drilling

Stormy weather delays relief well drilling

VENICE, La., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Turbulent weather was expected to move over the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, forcing the suspension in drilling a relief well, officials said.

U.S.: 'We're going to keep cleaning it up'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. response to the gulf oil disaster said Sunday the government's role won't be reduced now that the oil has stopped gushing.
Allen: Cleanup entering new phase

Allen: Cleanup entering new phase

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Cleanup operations in the Gulf of Mexico are being downsized, retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday.

BP approved to cement gulf well

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A cementing procedure meant to isolate the MC252 well on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was approved to start Thursday by the U.S. government, BP said.
4.9M barrels spewed from gulf well

4.9M barrels spewed from gulf well

VENICE, La., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- BP's damaged Gulf of Mexico well gushed about 5 million barrels of oil after an April 20 explosion that killed 11 oil rig workers, scientists said Monday.

Storm debris delays well capping

PANAMA CITY, Fla., July 30 (UPI) -- Debris from Tropical Storm Bonnie has briefly delayed the capping of the blown-out BP oil in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. officials said.
Gulf seepage said not from BP well

Gulf seepage said not from BP well

VENICE, La., July 19 (UPI) -- Gas seepage that had concerned experts monitoring the Gulf of Mexico oil spill apparently does not stem from BP's well, officials said Monday.

BP on the lookout after seep warning

NEW ORLEANS, July 19 (UPI) -- Monitoring of an underwater containment system is proceeding as expected amid concerns over a seep below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, BP said Monday.
Admiral: Progress being made on oil spill

Admiral: Progress being made on oil spill

NEW ORLEANS, July 9 (UPI) -- BP may soon be able to capture all or most of the oil leaking from its well in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said Friday.

Drilling suspension appealed

VENICE, La., July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday efforts to hook up another system to help control the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico were progressing.

White House answers oil response critics

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- The Obama administration Thursday answered Republican criticism of its Gulf oil spill response, saying it's been "up front with the resources."
Oil spill cap replaced

Oil spill cap replaced

VENICE, La., June 24 (UPI) -- The containment cap on BP's broken Gulf of Mexico oil well has been replaced following a bump by a robotic vehicle, the British company said.
Bump leads to oil spill cap removal

Bump leads to oil spill cap removal

VENICE, La., June 23 (UPI) -- The containment cap on BP's broken Gulf of Mexico oil well was removed Wednesday, allowing more crude to flow into the sea, the British company said.

Oil collection rate increasing, Allen says

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- In the 24 hours ending at midnight, 25,000 barrels of oil were recovered from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday.
Obama pledges to be fierce claims advocate

Obama pledges to be fierce claims advocate

PENSACOLA, Fla., June 15 (UPI) -- President Obama said he will be a "fierce advocate" for local business owners to ensure BP compensates them for losses traced to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

New sensors to accurately rate BP flow

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said he expected to hear from BP as early as Sunday about an updated plan to contain the ongoing gusher in the Gulf of Mexico.
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