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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

BP Wins Delay Of Gulf Spill Trial Until 2013

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

* Trial set for Jan. 14, 2013 * US, Gulf Coast states sought summer 2012 trial * BP still litigating with U.S., states, ...

Arrest of BP Engineer Exposes the Smoking Gun?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Today, the Justice Department arrested a former BP engineer for allegedly destroying hundreds of text messages that included details of flow rate calculations of their blown out Macondo well in the days immediately following the Gulf disaster on April 20, 2010, just over two years ago.

Gulf Residents To Receive Additional $64 Million For Spill Claims

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Roughly 7,300 residents and businesses harmed by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will get more than $64 million in additional ...

More Oil Spills Since The Gulf

Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

As the country's attention is turned toward the Gulf of Mexico on the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill, it is also important to recog...

BP Disaster Anniversary a Reminder of Regulatory Changes Needed

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

We need to decide whether it is appropriate to lease sensitive areas of the ocean for oil and gas development. To make smart decisions, though, we need solid scientific information -- and that information does not exist for most "frontier" areas.

John Rudolf

BP Settles Private Spill Claims But Major Battle With Feds Looms | John Rudolf | Posted 04.19.2012 | Green

BP has finalized a $7.8 billion settlement with more than 100,000 businesses and individuals harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, just days be...

BP Oil Spill 'Definitively' Linked To Gulf Coral Death

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After months of laboratory work, scientists say they can definitively finger oil from BP's blown-out well as the culprit for the ...

Claims Process Set Up For Gulf Oil Spill Victims

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

* Many claimants can recover 60 pct of money immediately * BP sees $7.8 billion payout under new payout program * New pr...

BP Begins To Put Oil Spill Behind It With Settlement


NEW YORK — BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with people and businesses harmed by its 2010 oil spill removes some uncertainty about the potent...

BP Strikes Settlement Over Gulf Oil Spill

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP PLC has agreed to settle lawsuits from thousands of fishermen who lost work and others who claimed they were harmed by the oil ...

BP Seeks Oil Spill Settlement

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green

* Deal would tap Gulf Coast Claims Facility * Settlement could be announced this week - source * US Attorney General Hol...

BP Oil Spill Settlement Could Reach $14 Billion

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Green

LONDON/NEW ORLEANS (Reuters/Tom Bergin and Jonathan Stempel) -- The trial to decide who should pay for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been dela...

Lost Rig Workers' Families Seek Elusive Justice

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge has delayed the federal trial over the worst U.S. offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday that BP PLC was making s...

'How Culpable Was BP?'

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On the cusp of trial over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, phalanxes of lawyers, executives and public offi...

Judge Issues BP Oil Spill Ruling

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that BP PLC and one of its minority partners in the blown-out Macondo well are liable for civil p...

BP Contractor's Spill Claims Tossed By Judge

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- A judge has dismissed all of the federal court claims against a BP PLC contractor sued over the deadly rig explosion and massive oil sp...

BP Emails Reveal Company Veiling Spill Rate

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- On the day the Deepwater Horizon sank, BP officials warned in an internal memo that if the well was not protected by the blow-out preve...

Judge: BP Contract Shielded Transocean From Spill Damages

AP | CAIN BURDEAU and HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

Judge: BP Contract Shielded Transocean In Spill

BP Says Halliburton Owes Money From Spill

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business

NEW ORLEANS — BP is reiterating claims first made last April that it is entitled to payment from contractor Halliburton Energy Services for expe...

Prosecutors Reportedly Preparing Criminal Charges In BP Oil Spill

Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

Federal prosecutors are preparing the first criminal charges against BP in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst of its kind...

DOJ Taps NY Firm To Audit Billions Of Dollars In Claims From BP Spill

AP | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The U.S. Justice Department has tapped New York-based BDO Consulting to audit the handling of billions of dollars in damage claims...

BP Makes High-Stakes Oil Spill Accusation Against Halliburton

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business

NEW ORLEANS — BP in a high-stakes court filing is accusing Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement slurry th...

BP Faces More Oil Spill Citations

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violation...

Federal Judge: States Can Seek Punitive Gulf Oil Spill Damages

AP | KEVIN McGILL and HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP has lost two big rulings in its fight to shield itself from potentially having to pay billions of dollars more in damages relat...

Coast Guard Approves Plan To End BP Oil Spill Cleanup

AP | CAIN BURDEAU and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP will no longer be responsible for cleaning up oil that winds up on shores of the Gulf Coast unless officials can prove it comes...