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Lufkin Industries doubles 1Q net income

Oil producer Lufkin Industries Inc. posted sharp gains in first-quarter profit and revenue but expenses were up amid a hiring spree to meet an expanding backlog. Full story

Dispatchers: Facial injury reported at W. Pa. well

Emergency dispatchers are reporting that a worker suffered a facial injury at a gas well in southwestern Pennsylvania. Full story

McMoRan Exploration: La. oil well test succeeded

McMoRan Exploration Co. said Wednesday it successfully tested an oil well in Louisiana. Full story

'Not fabulous' good enough for drilling permit

   Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, the agency responsible for granting deepwater oil drilling permits, responds to criticism by The Rachel Maddow Show that new safety standards do not adequately address the lessons learned from the Deepwa

Noble Energy suspends drilling on well near Israel

Noble Energy Inc. said on Friday that it suspended oil drilling at its Leviathan No. 1 location near Israel, where it had been doing testing. Full story

Oil rig safety puts Gulf residents in tough spot

   Frances Coleman, editorial page editor for the Mobile Press-Register, talks with Rachel Maddow about the conflicted feelings of Gulf Coast residents who rely on the oil drilling industry economically but also don't want to see their water and shores destroyed because of lax drilling safety standards

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  Is the BP oil well plugged for good?

The company is awaiting the results of one last pressure test before it’s finally able to declare the blown-out well dead. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

  Industry and ecology out of balance in the Gulf

Beverly Wright, director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice describes to Rachel Maddow the conflict between the interests of the oil industry and the health of the Gulf of Mexico and the burden of America's oil addiction.

  Final plug on BP Gulf oil spill still days away

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Saturday he wants additional tests done before ordering BP to finish the 'bottom kill' process to permanently plug the busted oil well. NBC's Anne Thompson reports.

  BP Cements Gulf Oil Well

BP has finished pumping cement into its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, which paves the way to permanently plug the blow-out later this month. NBC's Kristen Dahlgren has the details.

  BP finishes pumping cement into Gulf well

BP announced that the oil well has been permanently sealed with cement. NBC’s Anne Thompson, who has been covering the oil disaster from the beginning, discusses.

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epa02146583 Dispersant clotted oil and fresh crude float on surface nine miles from the Deepwater Horizon oil well spill source in the Gulf of Mexico on 06 May 2010. People along the Gulf coast are waiting to see how bad the pollution damage will be as the massive oil slick caused leak drifts toward

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