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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.
July earliest for more tankers at spill

July earliest for more tankers at spill

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday it would be July before more tankers are on site at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

White House summons BP officials

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The White House summoned top officials from British petroleum giant BP to Washington to answer questions about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Allen, BP meet on claims process

Allen, BP meet on claims process

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen met with BP officials Wednesday and called for "more detail and openness from BP" in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Thad Allen calls for more BP transparency

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- British petroleum giant BP is ordered to provide more detailed information on claims from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, U.S. officials said.
Underwater oil plumes confirmed

Underwater oil plumes confirmed

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Water tests confirmed underwater oil plumes in the Gulf of Mexico, but concentrations of oil are very low, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
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Vice Admiral Thad Allen speaks on transitional housing for evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Baton Rouge, LA on October 12, 2005. Allen reported plans to move evacuees from shelters to transitional housing to their own houses in 6-18 months. (UPI Photo/James Terry III)
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Thad William Allen (born January 16, 1949) is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely-praised performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006. Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on May 25, 2010, in a change of command ceremony.

Following his position as commandant, Allen continued to serve on active duty for 36 days in his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but continues to serve as a civilian as the National Incident Commander of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He is a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.

Allen was born in Tucson, Arizona, the son of retired Coast Guard Chief Damage Controlman Clyde and Mrs. Wilma Allen. His father is a World War II veteran. Allen is a 1967 graduate of Palo Verde High School in Tucson. His family moved frequently during his childhood with his father's assignments. He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where he was a standout football player, graduating in 1971. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University and a Master's degree in Management (S.M.) from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a Sloan Fellow. He was elected a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow in 2003.

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