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BP inches ahead in latest bid to control oil spill

Wed, 06/02/2010 - 10:25pm
Reuters

VENICE Louisiana (Reuters) - Robot submarines plying the dark, frigid depths of the Gulf of Mexico made halting progress in BP's latest bid to siphon off oil belching from its ruptured wellhead, but tar balls and other debris from the spill posed new threats to the region's shoreline.

While BP Plc inched ahead with its new plan to contain the undersea gusher, the British energy giant saw its battered shares stabilize even as CEO Tony Hayward retreated from yet another public relations gaffe -- apologizing for his widely reported remark that "I want my life back."

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