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, … 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:

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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. … Read more >>

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 … 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. … Read more >>

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, … 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:

Your first …

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 … 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 …

*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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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:

Tests found problems …

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:

Let’s go …

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:

“It’s …

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, … Read more >>

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, … Read more >>

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:

BP leaders …

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 … 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 … Read more >>