Oil leaking 10 miles from BP’s blowout: PHOTO of “a crew boat appears to be spraying dispersant” — Relief wells being drilled

Gulf oil wells 10 miles from Deepwater Horizon site leaking since 2004, Press Register, February ... Read more >>

ROV deployed to Gulf platform where hydrocarbon sheen was reported -- Relief well being planned

Apache probes sheen near platform, Oil and Gas Journal, January 18, 2011:

A hydrocarbon sheen was ...

Feds now say relief well kill may be pushed back to OCTOBER (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. EDT:

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Feds delay completion of relief well until MID-SEPTEMBER, “HOPEFULLY… HOPEFULLY” — Looking for problematic “MATERIAL” in well (VIDEO)

National Incident Commander Thad Allen on American Morning, CNN, August 19, 2010:

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Relief wells and bottom-kill suspended; Officials fear “new leaks may form”

"Relief well and bottom-kill procedures," reports Bloomberg, "Are suspended until the company completes an analysis ... Read more >>

Relief well delayed as Feds order “analysis of the stability of the well”; Restart date is “indeterminate” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 14, 2010 at 2 p.m. EDT:

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Feds: Relief wells might NOT be used to plug Macondo well

BP May Not Need to Finish Drilling Relief Well, Allen Says, Bloomberg, Aug. 12, 2010 ... Read more >>

Thad Allen mentions SECOND relief well when asked about BP’s future plans for Macondo (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, August 6, 2010:

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WSJ: BP refuses to say if it plans to CASH IN on blown-out well; Speculation over purpose of relief wells

Federal officials are still insisting the relief wells will be used as the ultimate solution, ... Read more >>

Debris in relief well may have BP “more worried than it has said publicly”

Is this why BP is hedging on the relief wells?

The AP reveals BP "could be ...

*BREAKING* BP may forgo relief wells; Unsure how to use them, it “remains to be seen”

The AP reports, "With engineers only feet away from completing a pair of them they're ... Read more >>

RELIEF WELL COLLAPSE? 40 feet of “side walls kind of fell in on itself”; BP to take 24-36 hours removing debris from wellbore (VIDEO)

National Incident Commander Thad Allen Briefing on Gulf Oil Spill, July 30, 2010 at 1:00 ... Read more >>

No longer the “Final Solution”? Feds now only “OPTIMISTIC” that relief wells will work, “The depth is a challenge here” (VIDEO)

"The relief well," said retired Coast Guard admiral Thad W. Allen, in a July 16 ... Read more >>

Static Kill and relief wells will be “DELAYED” almost one week; Taking time to make sure “everything is ready”

National Incident Commander Thad Allen said "the timeline for the so-called static kill procedure and ... Read more >>

Both *Relief Well* Blowout Preventers FAIL; Shear ram would not close, other testing problems

BP relief well blowout preventers needed fixes-Salazar, Reuters, July 13, 2010:

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July 15: Matt Simmons says BP covering up MASSIVE HOLE miles away, cap test is “absurd”

MSNBC, 4:02 pm July 15, 2010, Dylan Ratigan, Host

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Work on both relief wells halted; BP worried tests “could cause the back side of the relief well to be blown out” (VIDEO)

Hopes high for cap on well, but testing delayed, CNN, July 14, 2010:

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Shell Oil ex-CEO: “I hope… a 50/50 chance” relief wells will work — & More (VIDEO)

Hardball: Tar balls hit Texas, MSNBC, July 6, 2010:

Chris Matthews,Hardball, MSNBC:

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Blowout Engineer: Relief well risks “the same type of explosion that destroyed the rig”; May drill “directly into the oil producing formation”

Relief well is last best hope to contain gusher, AP, July 5, 2010:

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BP’s plan if relief wells don’t work? “Reconfigure the existing containment cap” says senior VP

Relief well is last best hope to contain gusher, AP, July 5, 2010:

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Coast Guard Commander: “Chance” BP “could NICK the wellbore”; Risking a well pipe “collapse”

Relief well drill is only days away from leaking oil pipe, Guardian, July 4, 2010:

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Geophysical engineer: Once BP tries relief well “they really just have that one chance”; Could “trigger a blow-out in the relief well”

Relief well drill is only days away from leaking oil pipe, Guardian, July 4, 2010:

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CBS: If relief wells fail, “the well gushes until it runs dry”; BP becoming less optimistic

Are Deepwater Relief Wells a Guaranteed Fix?, CBS News, July 2, 2010:

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Nuke BP Well? Russian Official:”I ended program — Radioactive material was still seeping through cracks in the ground and spreading”; Yet sees “no other solution” for Gulf

Expert says nuclear device would need to be TWICE as powerful as Hiroshima; Never been ... Read more >>

BP and government making backup plan “should the relief well effort fail”

BP Discussing a Backup Strategy to Contain Oil, New York Times, June 28, 2010:

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Clinton: Relief wells won’t work, “More oil down there than I ever dreamed”; Navy using explosives could “probably” stop well (VIDEO)

Clinton: Blow up the well, CNN Money, June 27, 2010:

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Former President: Blow up the well to stop BP oil spill (VIDEO)

Former President Bill Clinton says the Navy may need to step in and blow up ... Read more >>