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John Hess, chairman and CEO of Hess Corp. (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg )

Hess misses earnings estimate on lower oil prices

Hess announced Monday it would cut its capital spending plan for the year 16 percent to $4.7 billion.

Specialists working to kill Apache well in Gulf

Drilling specialists have been pumping heavy fluids into a gas well 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in a bid to halt natural gas moving among underground formations at the site.
The  Rowan Cecil Provine rig is under contract in case it's needed to drill a relief well to intercept a well  Apache Corp. is killing after its blowout preventer was activated.

Apache plans to kill Gulf well after detecting uncontrolled flow

Apache is preparing to kill a Gulf of Mexico well after an uncontrolled flow of fluid in the well prompted workers to activate its blowout preventer.