This Skilled Helicopter Pilot Saved 14 From Dying In A Crash

You can crash a helicopter or you can make a controlled landing. The distinction was made clear by an Ec225 Super Puma pilot in the North Sea Thursday when oil pressure problems forced him to set his bird down in the drink. » 5/11/12 12:30pm 5/11/12 12:30pm

This Is What Happens When BP Spills Coffee

Watch it. Laugh at it. Marvel at how quickly things get out of hand. Oh, company formerly known as British Petroleum Upright Citizens Brigade, you be some silly, silly people. » 6/11/10 8:30am 6/11/10 8:30am

BP Station Sign Is Beyond Irony

A BP gas station in Ohio wants you to know you're responsible for small spills made when you leave the pump unattended. What about gigantic spills made when ignoring safety warnings? Oh, they're just happy, ignorable accidents. [Flickr via @BigBoxCar] » 6/04/10 2:00pm 6/04/10 2:00pm

Will BP's "Top Kill" Process Work?

BP's "top kill" plan for fixing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill involves enormous ships, a mile of undersea piping, and a 30,000-hp mud pump. How does it work? Let's find out. UPDATE: Live footage of the process! » 5/26/10 3:00pm 5/26/10 3:00pm

Your Oil Spill Is Still Growing, America

This map shows the distribution of oil rigs and pipelines as compared to the growth of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Red dots are drilling platforms, black lines are pipelines. Anyone else a little freaked out? [ESRI via Infrastructurist] » 5/14/10 2:30pm 5/14/10 2:30pm

The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Is Now The Size Of Jamaica

New reports claim the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is five times worse than once thought. It's currently leaking around 5,000 barrels of oil into the ocean per day. Isn't environmental damage fun? [O&G via Infrastructurist] » 5/03/10 4:00pm 5/03/10 4:00pm

Imagine This 600-Square-Mile Oil Slick... On Fire

Last week's rig explosion caused this 600-square-mile oil leak off the shore of Louisiana. Now the slick's a major threat to the rest of the Gulf of Mexico, forcing the Coast Guard to begin setting it on fire. Here's how. » 4/29/10 12:45pm 4/29/10 12:45pm

Fiery Oil Rig Sinks Into Gulf Of Mexico

This oil rig burning off the Louisiana coast sunk into the Gulf Of Mexico moments ago, hampering the search for 11 workers still missing. An explosion Tuesday night started the fire, sprouting a giant fireball and injuring 17 workers. » 4/22/10 2:30pm 4/22/10 2:30pm