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Gulf storm could become cyclone

Oil companies with off-shore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico are taking precautions amid threatening storm forecasts for the area around Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, including the chance of a tropical cyclone.


U.S.: Five times more oil leaking

New estimates show 5,000 barrels of oil a day could be spilling out of remains of offshore rig.


Chopper crashes in Atlantic with 18 on board

A helicopter carrying 18 people to an offshore oil platform ditched in the Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland on Thursday, officials said.


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