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BP Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boom

Fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something that no one imagined back then.

05/25/2015

A woman tests the waves on the beach on the first day it was reopened to the public after being closed due to the oil spill July 25, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

U.S. Says Gulf Oil Spill Could Last 100 Years

A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked.

05/15/2015

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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill Nears

Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.

04/14/2015

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BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To Chevron

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.

01/29/2015

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Federal Hearing To Resume On Texas Oil Spill

Federal investigators are trying to find out what happened when a tugboat steering two barges collided with a cargo freighter in the Houston Ship Channel in March.

06/03/2014

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Federal Hearings Begin On Texas Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard and NTSB are opening hearings into the collision of a barge and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

06/02/2014

Tar balls wash up on a beach. (Source:  Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Hearing Set For Houston Ship Channel Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard has scheduled 4½ days of hearings in Galveston early next week on a collision between a tugboat and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

05/29/2014

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Court Filing Says Oil Spill Ship Was Speeding

The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims that the ship was being operated in a reckless manner.

04/25/2014

Tar balls wash up on a beach. (Source:  Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Oil Spill Investigation Far From Over

The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of investigations.

03/28/2014

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Crews Continue Texas Oil Spill Cleanup

Cannon booms reverberate across the Houston Ship Channel, a scare-tactic to keep birds away from oil-slicked beaches as crews scour the sand for tar balls that have washed ashore.

03/25/2014

Tar balls wash up on a beach. (Source:  Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Travelers Stuck As Houston Channel Oil Spill Cleanup Continues

It’s been two days since a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast. Monday workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay.

03/24/2014

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Coast Guard Aims To Reopen Houston Ship Channel

The Coast Guard aimed to reopen one of the nation’s busiest seaports Monday, two days after a collision between a barge and a ship caused nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.

03/24/2014

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