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  • Morici: With Gulf Crisis, Obama in Over His Head Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 1:11 PM ET
    Workers are seen clearing the beach of the oil residue that has washed up on Pensacola Beach from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on June 7, 2010 in Pensacola, Florida. Early reports indicate that BP's latest plan to stem the flow of oil from the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident may be having some success.

    Sadly, President Obama, by persistently scolding BP and using inflammatory rhetoric, has done little to improve BP’s efforts to cap the well and mitigate the damage, or to foster effective cooperation between federal and state agencies that could improve those efforts.

  • Plumes of Oil Deep in Gulf Have Spread Far, Tests Find Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 6:33 AM ET
    Members of the National Wildlife Federation look over the edge of their boat while surveying the oxidized oil off of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana. The oil is being broken up by chemical dispersants and is drifting throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

    Tests confirmed that some toxic compounds that would evaporate in a shallow-water spill are instead spreading, just as President Obama plans his fourth trip to the region. The NYT reports.

  • Rate of Oil Leak, Still Not Clear, Puts Doubt on BP Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 2:25 AM ET
    Simulated oil splatter on a BP gas station sign in Manhattan, New York.

    With no consensus among experts on how much oil is pouring from the wellhead, it is hard, if not impossible, to assess the containment cap’s effectiveness.  The NYT reports.

  • BP's Corporate Image Moves: Pro and Con Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    BP is trying to defend its corporate image with a major ad campaign after causing the largest oil spill in US history. The campaign includes a TV commercial featuring BP CEO Tony Hayward apologizing for the environmental disaster and explaining to viewers what the company is doing to repair the damage. The campaign has been met with mostly criticism.

  • Newest Challenge for Oil Rigs: Getting Financing Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 3:54 PM ET
    off shore oil rig

    Billion-dollar oil rigs are starting to see a tremendous amount of financial strain due to the enormous amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Fury at BP Turns Into Protests and Vandalism Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 6:10 AM ET
    Simulated oil splatter on a BP gas station sign in Manhattan, New York.

    Anger over the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is spilling into streets as protests are organized at BP’s offices and gas stations around the country.

  • BP Was Not Prepared for Deep-Water Oil Spill: CEO Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 7:00 AM ET

    BP did not have all the equipment needed to stop the leak from its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the explosion, the company’s CEO told the Financial Times.

  • Natural Gas Prices Rising Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 5:01 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    Since the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by BP  caught fire and sank on April 20, natural gas prices have gone up, and gone down and now seem headed north again.

  • More Lessons in PR and Parody by BP? Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 11:09 AM ET
    A dead turtle lies in the surf as concern continues that the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may harm animals in its path on May 3, 2010 in Bay St Louis, Mississippi.

    BP Global PR is now giving lessons in public relations. Not really. Last week I blogged about someone who is spoofing BP's crisis management efforts under the Twitter name @BPGlobalPR. The spoofer was barreling toward 100,000 followers as of Tuesday night.

  • Where Will BP Stand in One Year? Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 9:06 AM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    As effort after effort to stop the giant leak in the Gulf of Mexico fail, we want to know where you think BP will stand one year from now. Share your opinion in our poll.

  • EPA Weighs Sanctions Against BP’s US Operations Friday, 21 May 2010 | 4:20 PM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency are considering whether to bar BP from receiving government contracts, a move that would ultimately cost the company billions in revenue and could end its drilling in federally controlled oil fields.

  • A Greenpeace activist walks on an oil-covered beach along the Gulf of Mexico on May 20, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Although BP says that it is capturing more of the massive oil leak, thousands of barrels continue gushing into the Gulf south of the Louisiana coast.

    BP says the amount of crude it's siphoning from the Gulf of Mexico leak fell to 2,200 barrels a day, down sharply from a capture of 5,000 barrels reported yesterday, due to a change in the flow of oil from the ruptured undersea well.

  • BP Ordered to Use Less Toxic Chemicals in Oil Cleanup Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 6:25 PM ET
    Workers from United States Environmental Services bring a boat with oil booms into a dock May 3, 2010 in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BP to use a less toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill from its broken undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • US Allowed Drilling Without the Need for Permits Friday, 14 May 2010 | 2:10 AM ET

    The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to dozens of oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits from another agency, the NYT reports.

  • Crisis in the Gulf

    Scientists and environmental groups are raising sharp questions about the size of the oil leak in the gulf, estimated at 5,000 barrels a day, declaring that the leak must be far larger. The NYT reports.

  • Poll: Will You Fly Boeing's Huge 747-8? Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:55 AM ET

    Boeing stock is down 25 percent from its high, but the company is optimistic about the flight plan, including the Dreamliner and Boeing's biggest airplane, the 747-8, due to start flying next year. It will seat almost 600 people and will be 90 yards long. Would you worry about flying in something that big? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Poll: Are Apple's Best Days Behind It? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
    Apple Store

    Innovative products. Bold leadership. Loyal customers. And a secretive culture. What trend will this company set next? Its competitors are as curious as anyone. But has Apple already reached it's pinnacle? Are it's best days behind it? Share your opinion.

  • ExxonMobil CEO Supports Halt in Offshore Leasing Friday, 7 May 2010 | 5:57 PM ET
    Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig

    ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson says President Obama made the right call in putting a moratorium on new Gulf of Mexico oil leasing in the wake of the BP disaster.

  • Oil Executives Ponder the Future Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    Talk about timing. As a massive oil spill spreads in the Gulf of Mexico, 70,000 oil industry professionals are gathering in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference.

  • Spill Could Threaten Other Oil and Gas Rigs Monday, 3 May 2010 | 6:43 PM ET
    A boat works uses a protective boom to collect oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The massive oil spill in the Guld of Mexicso is having ripple effects on U.S.  oil and natural gas production.  Two offshore natural gas platforms have already been shut down.