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  •  - Crew members from Marine Vessel Braxton Perry recover a deflection boom after three days of controlled burns in the Gulf of Mexico

    Crew members from Marine Vessel Braxton Perry recover a deflection boom after three days of controlled burns in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/8/2010 5:13:25 PM EST
    Crew members from Marine Vessel Braxton Perry recover a deflection boom after three days of controlled burns in the Gulf of Mexico in this May 7, 2010 photograph. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies is conducting "in situ burning" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Justin Stumberg/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Coast Guardsmen receive an oil containment tank aboard CGC Harry Claiborne in Venice, Louisiana

    Coast Guardsmen receive an oil containment tank aboard CGC Harry Claiborne in Venice, Louisiana

    Posted: 5/8/2010 5:09:47 PM EST
    Coast Guardsmen receive an oil containment tank aboard CGC Harry Claiborne (WLM 561) in Venice, Louisiana, May 5, 2010. The tank will gather the collected oil from a Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System (VOSS), which helps remove oil from the surface of the ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard is working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Louisiana oilfield diver Adam Shaw uses a hook to separate an oil boom that will be used to trap oil for burning in the Gulf of Mexico

    Louisiana oilfield diver Adam Shaw uses a hook to separate an oil boom that will be used to trap oil for burning in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/8/2010 12:58:49 PM EST
    Louisiana oilfield diver Adam Shaw, attached to the Premier Explorer, uses a hook to separate an oil boom that will be used to trap oil for burning in the Gulf of Mexico May 7, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP, local residents, and other federal agencies is conducting "in situ burning" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 7, 2010. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Workers examine hydrofire oil boom after burn in Gulf of Mexico

    Workers examine hydrofire oil boom after burn in Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/8/2010 12:51:44 PM EST
    Charles Story (C), an Elastec/American Marine Inc. engineer, Craig Eglin (L), Premier Explorer ship master and Donnie Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Elastec/American Marine Inc. examine a hydrofire oil boom that was recovered after several successful in situ burns in the Gulf of Mexico May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard, working in partnership with BP PLC, residents, and other federal agencies, conducted the burns to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Steve Henne of Marine Spill Response Corp. heads back to the Premier Explorer after a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico

    Steve Henne of Marine Spill Response Corp. heads back to the Premier Explorer after a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 1:37:21 PM EST
    Steve Henne, of Marine Spill Response Corp., heads back to the Premier Explorer after a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Dark clouds of smoke emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Dark clouds of smoke emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 1:31:16 PM EST
    Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Handout picture shows a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew documenting the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon in Gulf of Mexico

    Handout picture shows a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew documenting the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon in Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:52:11 AM EST
    A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, while searching for survivors in this April 21, 2010 handout photo, released to Reuters on May 7, 2010. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizons 126 person crew. Picture taken April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Lloyd-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Two fishing vessels drag an oil boom after trapped oil is set ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico

    Two fishing vessels drag an oil boom after trapped oil is set ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:50:02 AM EST
    Two fishing vessels drag an oil boom after trapped oil is set ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies are conducting "in situ burning" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - A charred fire boom collects oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    A charred fire boom collects oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:44:50 AM EST
    A charred fire boom collects oil in the Gulf of Mexico, May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - Oil burn in Gulf of Mexico is monitored by civilian and military personnel in the Gulf of Mexico

    Oil burn in Gulf of Mexico is monitored by civilian and military personnel in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:38:59 AM EST
    Donnie Wilson, (L), Chief Executive Officer of Elastec Inc. American Marine, and U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Marine Science Technician Drew Jaeger, attached to Gulf Strike Team from Mobile, Alabama, monitor a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico, May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:36:57 AM EST
    Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico, May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard, working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - An incendiary device rests on the deck of Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    An incendiary device rests on the deck of Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:31:01 AM EST
    An incendiary device rests on the deck of Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico, May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies are conducting "in situ burning" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Jeff Cantrell, Vice President of Elastec/American Marine Inc., ignites an incendiary device in Gulf of Mexico

    Jeff Cantrell, Vice President of Elastec/American Marine Inc., ignites an incendiary device in Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 10:59:22 AM EST
    Jeff Cantrell, Vice President of Elastec/American Marine Inc., ignites an incendiary device May 6, 2010, during a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Photo taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY DISASTER MILITARY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Two fishing vessels drag an oil boom after trapped oil is set ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico

    Two fishing vessels drag an oil boom after trapped oil is set ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 10:44:32 AM EST
    Two fishing vessels drag an oil boom after trapped oil is set ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies are conducting "in situ burning" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Photo taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class(SW) Jeffery Tilghman Williams-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY DISASTER)
  •  - Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 10:43:30 AM EST
    Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico, May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Photo taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY)
  •  - Oil washes onto the sides of a pollution containment chamber at the Gulf of Mexico

    Oil washes onto the sides of a pollution containment chamber at the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 9:47:59 AM EST
    Oil washes onto the sides of a pollution containment chamber as the mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers it into the Gulf of Mexico over the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 6, 2010. The chamber is designed to cap the oil discharge that was a result of the Deepwater Horizon rig fire and collapse. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - The mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers a pollution containment chamber into the Gulf of Mexico

    The mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers a pollution containment chamber into the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 9:44:58 AM EST
    The mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers a pollution containment chamber into the Gulf of Mexico over the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 6, 2010. The chamber is designed to cap the oil discharge that was a result of the Deepwater Horizon rig fire and collapse. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Crewmen aboard the Joe Griffin look on as mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers pollution containment chamber into the Gulf of Mexico

    Crewmen aboard the Joe Griffin look on as mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers pollution containment chamber into the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 9:41:47 AM EST
    Crewmen aboard the motor vessel Joe Griffin look on as the mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers a pollution containment chamber into the Gulf of Mexico over the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 6, 2010. The chamber is designed to cap the oil discharge that was a result of the Deepwater Horizon rig fire and collapse. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Kennedy of Citizens Energy asks BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley a question in Boston

    Kennedy of Citizens Energy asks BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley a question in Boston

    Posted: 5/6/2010 3:12:45 PM EST
    Joseph Kennedy of Citizens Energy (R) asks BP Plc (British Petrolem) Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Robert Dudley a question while he was speaking at the Boston College Chief Executives' Club in Boston, Massachusetts May 6, 2010. The explosion and sinking of the BP Plc oil rig and subsequent massive oil spill will "forever" change the offshore drilling industry, Dudley, a top executive with the London-based oil giant said on Thursday. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - Kennedy of Citizens Energy listens to BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley as he speaks in Boston

    Kennedy of Citizens Energy listens to BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley as he speaks in Boston

    Posted: 5/6/2010 3:11:18 PM EST
    Joseph Kennedy of Citizens Energy listens to BP Plc (British Petroleum) Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Robert Dudley as he speaks at the Boston College Chief Executives' Club in Boston, Massachusetts May 6, 2010. The explosion and sinking of a BP Plc oil rig and subsequent massive oil spill will "forever" change the offshore drilling industry, Dudley, a top executive with the London-based oil giant said on Thursday. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS ENERGY)