Russian business unaffected, says BP boss

2014-04-15 14:45

Western sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine have not impacted BP's business in Russia, chief executive Bob Dudley says.

Wildlife still suffer 4 years after BP spill

2014-04-09 14:03

Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group says.

BP unsure how much oil was spilt

2014-03-28 07:39

More oil than previously thought may have leaked into Lake Michigan this week from BP's Indiana refinery, the company says, after two US Senators requested a meeting with the company.

Shell slashes ex-CEO's pay

2014-03-13 16:02

The pay of Royal Dutch Shell's former boss Peter Voser halved to $11.24m, while the base salary of new chief executive Ben van Beurden has been trimmed.

UK not ready for shale gas exploration

2014-03-05 21:17

The UK may be a prime location for shale gas exploration, but a lack of onshore drilling infrastructure and local opposition will impede development, experts and geologists say.

BP net profit more than doubles

2014-02-04 12:17

BP says net profits soared to $23.45bn last year, compared with the outcome in 2012 when it faced huge fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Iran plans to win back Western business

2014-01-23 14:14

Iran will have a new, attractive investment model for oil contracts, say Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh.

BP oil spill manager faces jail

2014-01-21 17:57

The Judge is to sentence ex-Halliburton manager for destroying evidence after the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill.

BP flags Gulf of Mexico find

2013-12-18 19:00

BP announced a major oil discovery at its Gila prospect along with a $1.08bn writedown on a failed exploration well offshore Brazil.

BP clinches $6bn deal with Rosneft

2013-11-12 17:48

Russian oil firm Rosneft will sell about $6bn worth of refined products to BP, establishing the British major among its biggest buyers after years without any such deal.

BP profits slide

2013-10-29 14:29

British energy giant BP says its net profit fell 34% in the third quarter, mainly as a result of lower refining margins.

BP knew Gulf spill was risky - lawyers

2013-09-30 20:00

Long before the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, BP knew its Macondo well could explode and then lied about how much oil leaked, a court has heard.

Study: BP oil spill damaged sea-floor life

2013-09-26 07:26

The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor around the blown-out BP oil well, a Texas A&M researcher says.

Statoil sets up risk unit

2013-09-13 15:45

Statoil is setting up a political and security risk analysis team to protect staff and assets in hotspots after failing to foresee a deadly attack in Algeria.

BP fights Gulf oil spill settlement

2013-09-01 10:56

BP is urging a federal appeals court to throw out a judge's approval of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses.

BP CEO dies suddenly

2013-08-29 09:01

BP Southern Africa CEO Gerard Derbesy has collapsed while playing tennis, according to a report.

BP's tough talk will 'backfire' - lawyer

2013-08-15 16:16

BP's legal tactics, aimed at capping the financial blowout from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, will backfire, says a negotiator of a 2012 settlement.

Shell closes Egypt offices

2013-08-15 13:45

Europe's top oil company Royal Dutch/Shell has closed its offices in Egypt for the next few days and restricted business travel there after at least 525 people were killed in a security crackdown.

Date set for Halliburton guilty plea

2013-08-01 08:30

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for Halliburton Energy Services to plead guilty to destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill.

Halliburton admits to destroying evidence

2013-07-26 12:03

Halliburton has admitted to destroying evidence relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Canadian to be freed in Mauritania

2013-07-15 18:08

A 24-year-old Canadian man will be released from a Mauritanian jail after being sentenced to 18 months in prison and a $2 000 fine for alleged ties to al-Qaeda's North African branch.

US court grills BP over spill claims

2013-07-09 14:08

BP has drawn tough questions from US appeals court judges hearing a complaint by the oil company objecting to the payment of certain claims for damages related to the Gulf of Mexico spill.

£350m bio-refinery opens in Britain

2013-07-08 17:54

One of Europe's largest bio-refineries, capable of meeting up to a third of Britain's bio-ethanol demand, has officially opened.

Village loses court fight against big oil

2013-05-20 22:02

Perched at the tip of an Arctic barrier reef in harsh northwestern Alaska, a tiny village took on big oil for causing the climate change that is eroding its shores, but has lost its court fight.

EU raids oil majors over price-fixing

2013-05-14 19:40

European authorities have raided the offices of top oil firms Shell, BP and Statoil as part of an investigation into suspected manipulation of oil prices.


BP to act as bridge between Russia, West

2014-04-10 16:12

BP will use its presence in Russia to help enhance relations between Moscow and the West, says its chief executive Bob Dudley.

BP to shut Australian refinery

2014-04-02 17:45

BP plans to end operation of a small Australian refinery by the middle of next year, causing the loss of 355 jobs, the British energy group says.

BP spills oil again

2014-03-26 08:33

An unknown amount of oil leaked from BP Whiting refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan after a mechanical glitch, the company confirms.

BP denies inappropriate currency trading

2014-03-11 19:28

BP says none of its currency traders engaged in inappropriate trading activity, after a report alleged one of them had received information from a Lloyds dealer.

Shale gas can combat climate change - BP

2014-02-04 19:30

Shale gas offers a cheaper way to replace coal and cut greenhouse gas emissions than renewable power, says BP's chief economist.

BP back in favour despite spill legacy

2014-01-27 17:23

If you spent £10 on BP shares on April 19 2010, you would have just £9 now, including dividends. A poor investment, but also a remarkable recovery.

Greenland eyes mines, says prime minister

2014-01-21 20:31

Greenland will push ahead with a uranium and rare earths mine, despite objections as the melting of the polar ice cap unlocks the country's mineral riches.

UAE likely to renew Total oil concession

2014-01-20 18:17

Total has a good chance to keep its operating share in Abu Dhabi's onshore oilfields as the Gulf emirate prepares new concessions, says France's international trade minister.

West Africa bets on Brazilian style oil jackpot

2013-11-29 17:00

Investors are stepping up the hunt for hundreds of billions of dollars worth of oil beneath a deep submerged salt crust off West Africa's shore.

Oil spills: Nigeria mulls law to fine firms

2013-11-08 19:41

Nigerian legislators are considering a law that could see major foreign companies being slammed with penalties running into tens of millions of dollars a year.

BP strength keeps European shares buoyant

2013-10-03 15:11

European shares have edged higher, recovering some of their poise after declines, helped by BP which won a reprieve over Gulf spill payouts.

BP faces pressure over Algeria attack

2013-09-26 20:03

Workers at an Algerian desert gas plant want BP to investigate its security measures after a four-day siege in January that claimed the lives of forty people.

US judge accepts guilty plea from Halliburton

2013-09-20 09:45

A federal judge accepted a plea agreement that calls for Halliburton Energy Services to pay a fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

US, EU in talks over oil price-fixing

2013-09-08 13:00

US regulators want to join European officials in their investigation of the oil markets as they hunt for signs that trading benchmarks have been compromised.

BP SA confirms CEO's death

2013-08-29 11:16

BP Southern Africa has verified reports that the company's CEO Gerard Derbesy died suddenly while playing tennis.

BP set to sign Iraq Kirkuk oilfield deal

2013-08-28 19:15

BP expects to sign an initial deal to revive Iraq's northern Kirkuk oilfield, a move that could affect regional politics.

Shell shuts down Egypt offices

2013-08-15 15:08

Shell has closed its offices in Egypt for the next few days after at least 525 people were killed in a security crackdown.

Nigeria theft blots Shell profits

2013-08-01 10:45

Rising costs and a surge in oil thefts in Nigeria has hit Royal Dutch Shell's second quarter profits.

BP net profit back to $2bn

2013-07-30 10:36

BP says it has returned to profit in the second quarter of 2013, after loss over lower oil prices and writedowns on assets in the previous year.

BP veteran to builds US Gulf oil acreage

2013-07-19 14:17

Former BP boss John Browne is to preside over the biggest set of oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico after buying them from US-based Apache.

Britain, carmakers invest in research

2013-07-12 12:56

The British government and the auto industry will invest £1bn in a research centre to develop low-carbon technologies and to help secure jobs in the industry.

US court grills BP over spill claims case

2013-07-08 20:32

BP has faced tough questions from US appeals court judges regarding the payment of claims for damages to the Gulf of Mexico spill.

State oil HQ moves to troubled Benghazi

2013-05-29 21:48

Libya has confirmed that the headquarters of the state energy firm will move to the volatile eastern city of Benghazi in a response to demands for more authority for the oil-rich region.

BP seeks US government intervention

2013-05-16 11:00

BP wants Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene with the US government over the costs of compensating firms for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, reports BBC.

BP pulls some staff from Libya

2013-05-12 17:58

Oil giant BP has pulled some non-essential overseas staff out of Libya because of concerns about the political situation, following the lead of the US and British embassies.

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