Updated 5:23 p.m. ET | BP senior vice president Kent Wells said at a technical briefing Tuesday afternoon that the injectivity test conducted Tuesday ahead of the static kill was a "textbook" operation. "It went exactly as we would…

In an effort to better understand the magnitude of the gulf oil disaster, we've taken the newly published spill total and compared it against several real-world numbers. We'll be adding to this list throughout the day. If you have…

Updated 11:30 a.m. EST BP's President Kent Wells said Monday that crews will likely start the so-called "static kill" attempt Tuesday if tests Monday determine the well can withstand the mud, the AP reports. Posted 9:15 a.m. EST BP…

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As the Deepwater Horizon oil leak surpasses the 100-day mark, here is a timeline of some key events from the past few months with links to NewsHour coverage (click on images for a larger view):…

Earlier Tuesday, a barge collided with an abandoned oil well in Barataria Bay, La., just north of an area already hit by oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak. The 20-foot gusher of oil and natural gas is…

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