NEW ORLEANS - Crews are working to seal an old oil and gas well off the Louisiana coast that began leaking during work to plug it permanently. Eileen Angelico, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says the bureau is reviewing plans to seal the well. She... more »
NEW ORLEANS - A crewboat struck an inactive wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico overnight, causing it to spew a mixture of oil and water according to the U. S. Coast Guard.
They reported the vessel hit the wellhead, which is owned by Swift Energy, around 8 p.m. Tuesday.... more »
Efforts are under way to cap a spewing wellhead in Barataria Bay. It's been leaking since yesterday.
The Coast Guard says a towboat was pushing a barge on Mud Lake--just north of Barataria Bay-- when it hit the abandoned wellhead, around 1 a.m.
The towboat captain says the... more »
BP says it is not try to produce oil through a blown-out well that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico ever again.
Officials say the right thing to do is just plug the well for good. However, BP officials did not rule out drilling elsewhere to tap the... more »