This Is Not A Road

This may look like a rural gravel road, but it's not. It's the surface of a Louisiana waterway covered with hundreds of thousands of dead fish, crabs, eels and stingrays — even a dead whale. » 9/15/10 12:45pm 9/15/10 12:45pm

Mariner Energy Oil Rig Explosion: First Photo

Here's one of the first photos of the Mariner Energy oil rig explosion from earlier today, showing the rig burning in the distance. No one was killed, but authorities report seeing a one-mile long oil sheen near the site. [CultureMap] » 9/02/10 3:30pm 9/02/10 3:30pm

Tropical Storm Heading For BP Oil Spill

The National Hurricane Center thinks a tropical depression near the Bahamas will soon become a tropical storm and collide with the BP oil spill. Perhaps instead of naming it Tropical Storm Bonnie, they should call it Tropical Storm BP? [NHC] » 7/22/10 12:00pm 7/22/10 12:00pm

Gulf Oil Spill Finally Stopped... For Now

Finally, after three months of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the busted Deepwater Horizon well head, the oil's stopped...for now. BP announced tentative success with a new 75-ton cap developed by an anonymous plumber. Mario? [AJC] » 7/15/10 4:30pm 7/15/10 4:30pm

Gas Station Owners React To Boycott, Ditch BP Franchises

The knee-jerk reactionaries boycotting BP by not buying gas at the company's franchises have made such an impact that station owners are starting to ditch the brand in favor of competitors. » 7/07/10 4:30pm 7/07/10 4:30pm

VIDEO: Oil Skimmer Worker Rescued After Six Hours In Gulf

A 49-year-old oil cleanup worker went overboard from a oil skimmer at around 3:00 AM Tuesday morning near the site of the BP oil spill. He was located around 9:00 AM and picked up by the Coast Guard, alive but dehydrated and exhausted. Here's the video of the rescue. » 7/07/10 10:20am 7/07/10 10:20am

The Best Thing About The Gulf Oil-Eating "Whale"?

The coolest thing about the humongous Taiwanese oil-skimmer named "A Whale" that's being tested right now in the Gulf isn't the ability to clean 500,000 barrels of oil per day. » 7/06/10 1:00pm 7/06/10 1:00pm

Boycott BP: Can It Be Done Right?

You'd think Boycotting BP would send a message to the company incapable of stopping the oilpocalypse in the Gulf of Mexico, right? Wrong. Most stations aren't even owned by BP. They're just locally-owned small businesses. But is there another way? » 6/29/10 9:00am 6/29/10 9:00am

It's Raining Oil In Louisiana?

Louisiana residents 45 miles off the Gulf of Mexico claim to have videotaped an oily substance raining down. Worst case scenario? It's petroleum mixed with Corexit, the cancer-causing dispersant BP's spraying on its oil slick. Best case scenario? Dirty roads. » 6/23/10 2:20pm 6/23/10 2:20pm

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

Now That's A Junk Shot

Someone tried their own brand of junk shot on the sign at the SoHo BP service station at the corner of Houston and LaFayette in New York. (Photo Credit: Martin Grossinger, Jalopnik Intern) » 6/02/10 8:30am 6/02/10 8:30am

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