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Ernest Scheyder

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1 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Faithful spread hope amid U.S. Gulf oil spill

PORT SULPHUR, Louisiana (Reuters) - Rev. Gerry Stapleton is not your average priest: he smokes, thinking nothing of lighting up inside his church, and peppers his brogue with a colorful vocabulary normally associated with a sailor.

27 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tropical storm threatens more U.S. oil spill chaos

GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened on Saturday to veer toward the Gulf of Mexico within days, posing a new threat to containment and cleanup of the worst U.S. oil spill in history.

27 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. spill efforts to ramp up; anxious eyes on storm

GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is posing an uncertain threat to the Gulf of Mexico, even as efforts to contain the worst oil spill in U.S. history are set to ramp up.

27 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. spill efforts to ramp up; anxious eyes on storm

GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is posing an uncertain threat to the Gulf of Mexico, even as efforts to contain the worst oil spill in U.S. history are set to ramp up.

27 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

For Gulf victims, claims calamity may be improving

LAROSE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first time shrimp boat captain Louis Buteaux filed a claim with BP Plc to recoup oil spill losses, he was told he didn't have enough paperwork to prove he actually was the skipper.

25 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP market losses hit $100 bln on spill cost fears

LONDON/VENICE, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc stock hit a 14-year low on Friday and its credit weakened sharply on talk it needs extra cash to fund the clean-up and compensation bill for the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

25 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. govt loses bid to keep oil drilling ban

WASHINGTON/VENICE, La. (Reuters) - The Obama administration lost another legal skirmish on Thursday when a judge refused to put on hold his decision lifting a ban on deepwater oil drilling imposed after the worst spill in U.S. history.

25 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP has blown-out well in sights, stock slides

LONDON/VENICE, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc said the relief well to plug the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is on track and now has the blown-out well in its sights.

25 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP shares down, spill-related legal battles rage

VENICE, La. (Reuters) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill entered its 67th day on Friday with BP's New York share price at year lows and bad weather looming that could hamper clean-up and containment efforts.

25 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. government loses bid to keep oil drilling ban

WASHINGTON/VENICE, La. (Reuters) - The Obama administration lost a legal skirmish on Thursday when a judge refused to put on hold his decision lifting a ban on deepwater oil drilling imposed after the worst spill in U.S. history.