GARY | Federal, state and local officials are investigating an apparent oil leak into a major drainage ditch flowing through Calumet Township, Griffith, Highland and Munster.
This April 3 photo provided by the Shedd Aquarium shows Kenai, one of the last two sea otters rescued from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska in 1989. Shedd Aquarium officials said Wednesday that they euthanized the 23-year-old, female sea otter on Tuesday.
CHICAGO | One of the last two sea otters rescued from the Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska's coast in 1989 has been euthanized at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, officials said Wednesday.
MARSHALL, Mich. | Enbridge Inc. is sticking with its previous estimate that about 843,000 gallons of oil were spilled from a pipeline in southern Michigan last year.
CHICAGO | A federal investigator says the pipe that failed and caused an oil leak outside of Chicago will be taken to a government lab for testing and inspection.
Industry watchers say the closure of the Enbridge Energy Partners pipeline in Romeoville, Ill., as a result of an oil leak last week has helped drive up pump prices in recent days.
An interactive looking at the key findings in a report issued Sept. 8, 2010 by BP about the Gulf oil spill.
BP gas station owners nationwide are divided over whether the oil giant, stained by its handling of the Gulf spill, should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name.
The Florida coasts are experiencing the worst environmental disaster in history. While there is finger pointing going on, the question I ask is: Just how big is that fissure? How far does it extend?
NEW ORLEANS | Hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil are being allowed to spew into the fouled waters of the Gulf of Mexico while BP engineers prepare to install a new containment system they hope will catch it all in the coming days.
About 20 people met Saturday at Whihala Beach in Whiting and marched around the BP Whiting Refinery in conjunction with an international event seeking to end offshore oil drilling, said a local event organizer.
LONDON | Even as oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, BP chief executive Tony Hayward took some time off to attend one of the yacht racing world's biggest events off England's Isle of Wight.
LONDON | The chairman of BP says embattled chief executive Tony Hayward is being relieved of day-to-day responsibility for managing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a day after he angered U.S. lawmakers with his refusal to answer many of their questions.
HOUSTON | New numbers showing the amount of oil gushing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico may be double as much as previously thought means the crude is likely to travel farther away, threatening more birds, fish and other wildlife that call the fragile waters their home, scientists said Friday.
WASHINGTON | Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday the oil spill containment operation in the Gulf of Mexico is now catching up to 630,000 gallons a day and that the amount could nearly double by next week as processing of the captured oil is expanded.
GRAND ISLE, La. | BP reported some oil was flowing up a pipe Friday from a cap it wrestled onto its broken Gulf of Mexico well but crude still spewed and it was unclear how much could be captured in the latest bid to tame the nation's worst oil spill.
METAIRIE, La. | BP used giant shears to slice off a pipe Thursday in the company's latest bid to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil, but the cut was irregular and placing a cap over the gusher will now be more challenging, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said.
NEW ORLEANS | Crews geared up to set fire to oil leaking from the site of an exploded drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, a last-ditch effort to get rid of it before it reaches environmentally sensitive marshlands on the coast.
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