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Whiting oil spill declared cleaned up

WHITING | The BP Whiting oil spill of March 24 has been declared cleaned up.

April 04, 2014 5:27 pm
Expert: No major impact of BP oil spill on wildlife expected

Expert: No major impact of BP oil spill on wildlife expected

WHITING | The release of up to 1,638 gallons of crude oil into Lake Michigan from BP's Whiting Refinery will likely not harm area wildlife -- in large part -- thanks to the long, brutal winter.

March 28, 2014 10:45 am Related
Whiting BP Oil Spill

Whiting BP Oil Spill

Hazmat-suited crews worked Tuesday to clean up an oil spill that spread across 5,000 square feet of Lake Michigan after a Monday afternoon discharge from the BP Whiting Refinery.Tarballs, or blobs of semi-solid oil, washed up along stretches of sandy and rocky shoreline that is owned by BP a…

March 25, 2014 9:13 pm
Malfunction at BP Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Malfunction at BP Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

WHITING | Hazmat-suited crews worked Tuesday to clean up an oil spill that spread across 5,000 square feet of Lake Michigan after a Monday afternoon discharge from the BP Whiting Refinery.

March 25, 2014 6:56 pm Video Photos

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Oil sheen appears on Lake waterway

Oil sheen appears on Lake waterway

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.

April 11, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

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.

October 11, 2012 12:00 am
1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

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.

October 10, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Enbridge sticks with Michigan oil spill estimate

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.

November 17, 2011 6:57 am

NTSB to conduct tests on failed Ill. oil pipeline

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.

September 14, 2010 12:00 am
Pipeline closure tied to gas price spike

Pipeline closure tied to gas price spike

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.

September 14, 2010 12:00 am Related
AP Interactive: Gulf oil spill report

AP Interactive: Gulf oil spill report

An interactive looking at the key findings in a report issued Sept. 8, 2010 by BP about the Gulf oil spill.

September 09, 2010 1:48 pm
Time to scrap BP brand? NWI station owners divided

Time to scrap BP brand? NWI station owners divided

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.

July 31, 2010 12:00 am

Call in world's experts to address oil spill

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?

July 25, 2010 12:00 am

For now, oil spews unchecked in effort to cap well

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.

July 11, 2010 9:30 am Related
Protesters press BP, country to put an end to offshore drilling

Protesters press BP, country to put an end to offshore drilling

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.

June 26, 2010 7:00 pm

As oil spews in Gulf, BP chief at UK yacht race

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.

June 19, 2010 10:17 am

BP: Hayward to be relieved of day-to-day duties

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.

June 18, 2010 3:13 pm

New oil numbers may do more harm to fish, wildlife

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.

June 11, 2010 4:18 pm

US official: Gulf oil drilling paused, not stopped

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.

June 09, 2010 9:54 am

BP: cap gets some Gulf oil, crude still spews

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.

June 04, 2010 7:28 am
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