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World 30 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Gulf demands BP, govt do more to halt oil spill

VENICE, La. (Reuters) - U.S. Gulf Coast residents and authorities clamoured on Sunday for BP and the federal government to do more to save their coast from oil pollution after the energy giant failed in a deepwater bid to halt the worst ever U.S. oil spill.

World 18 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Florida tar balls fuel fears of oil slick spread

HOUSTON/BURAS, La. (Reuters) - A discovery of tar balls on Florida's Key West fanned fears on Tuesday that a massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill was spreading through ocean currents, as energy giant BP Plc worked to capture more of the crude leaking from its gushing deep-water well.

World 18 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Florida tar balls fuel fears of oil slick spread

HOUSTON/BURAS, La. (Reuters) - A discovery of tar balls on Florida's Key West fanned fears on Tuesday that a massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill was spreading through ocean currents, as energy giant BP Plc worked to capture more of the crude leaking from its gushing deep-water well.

World 08 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - Gulf oil spill might have surpassed Exxon Valdez

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill may already be bigger than the massive Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 and could have dumped as much as 13 million gallons (49 million litres) of crude into waters off the U.S. coastline, a Florida oceanographer said on Friday.

World 02 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Inevitable" oil slick will hit U.S.; Obama to visit

VENICE, La. (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Saturday conceded it is

World 01 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. fights to protect shore from massive oil spill

VENICE, La (Reuters) - The U.S. government scrambled on Friday to ward off an environmental disaster that could cost billions of dollars as a huge oil spill reached coastal Louisiana, imperiling shrimp fishing grounds, oyster beds and fragile wetlands with a rich variety of wildlife.

World 01 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. fights to protect shore from massive oil spill

VENICE, La (Reuters) - The U.S. government scrambled on Friday to ward off an environmental disaster that could cost billions of dollars as a huge oil spill reached coastal Louisiana, imperiling shrimp fishing grounds, oyster beds and fragile wetlands with a rich variety of wildlife.

World 30 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. fights to protect shore from massive oil spill

VENICE, La. (Reuters) - A huge spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed up to coastal Louisiana wildlife and seafood areas on Friday and the U.S. government and military struggled to avert what could become one of the nation's worst ecological disasters.

World 30 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico heads to shore

VENICE, La. (Reuters) - A massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed up to wildlife refuges and seafood grounds on the Louisiana coast on Friday, as authorities struggled to avert what could become one of the worst U.S. ecological disasters.

World 30 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico closes in to shore

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The outer edge of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed up to wildlife refuges and seafood grounds on the Louisiana coast on Friday, as efforts redoubled to avert what could become one of the worst U.S. ecological disasters.