BP grossly negligent in 2010 oil spill

2014-09-04 21:18

A US judge has ruled the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was due to BP's 'gross negligence,' potentially subjecting the oil giant to billions of dollars in additional fines.

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.

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.

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.

CEO: Oil workers should have done more

2013-03-20 07:30

Transocean employees should have done more to detect signs of trouble before the company's drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, killing 11 workers.

BP warns of rising costs from oil trial

2013-03-08 22:13

BP has warned investors that the price tag will be higher than initially estimated for its multibillion-dollar settlement with businesses and residents.

Showdown in BP oil spill case

2013-02-25 09:26

Billions of dollars will be at stake at the opening of a complex trial to determine how much BP should pay for the devastating 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP makes claims about spill barrels

2013-02-19 19:53

BP says the US Department of Justice has backed its claim that oil it recovered at the 2010 spill site should be excluded from certain penalties.

Judge clears BP's near-$8bn spill payment

2012-12-22 22:05

British oil giant BP has won approval from a US federal judge of a $7.8bn settlement with people and businesses who lost money and property due to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf oil spill: BP to pay $4.5bn in fines

2012-11-15 18:25

British energy giant BP says it has agreed to pay more than $4.5bn in US fines related to the devastating 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including $4bn in criminal claims.

Sick fish near BP oil spill site

2012-04-20 07:28

Two years after the biggest offshore oil spill in US history, scientists are beginning to suspect that fish in the Gulf of Mexico are suffering the effects of the petroleum.

BP spill deal drops public and Gulf

2012-03-04 18:18

BP's settlement with plaintiffs suing the company over the 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico may address harm to individuals and businesses, but there is nothing in it that compensates the public.

BP faces possible $52bn in fines

2012-02-25 22:29

BP faces up to $52bn in fines as the trial into the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is set to start.

Obama expands drilling off Alaska, Gulf

2011-11-08 21:15

Obama has cautiously expanded offshore drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.

Report pins oil spill blame on BP

2011-06-22 21:20

The owner of the oil drilling rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico last year, has blamed BP in a report for decisions that led to the disastrous oil spill.

Scientists fret over BP funds

2011-04-24 19:03

Scientists say it is taking too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact by the time studies begin.

Obama vows to restore Gulf Coast

2011-04-20 14:06

US President Barack Obama has vowed to do "whatever is necessary" to restore the Gulf Coast on the anniversary of the BP rig explosion.

BP boss: Deep-sea drilling must go on

2011-04-19 15:03

BP has never considered abandoning deep-sea drilling after the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, the company's chairperson has said in an interview.

US Gulf still grappling with BP oil spill

2011-04-15 22:39

One year on, oil from the largest spill in US history clogs wetlands, pollutes the ocean and endangers wildlife, not to mention the toll it has inflicted on coastal economies.

Toll from BP oil spill far higher

2011-03-30 09:21

The discovery of more than 100 dead dolphins on Gulf of Mexico shores likely reflects only a small fraction of the total killed by the BP oil spill.

Oil spill no reason to stop drilling - BP

2011-03-07 21:10

The massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill sparked by an explosion on a BP-leased platform is no reason to stop deep sea drilling, the group's chair has said.

Safety issues raised before BP oil spill

2011-02-15 10:46

According to a lawsuit related to the 2010 BP oil spill, a former official with BP's drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico resigned over safety issues just months before the spill.

Oyster beds being restored after oil spill

2011-01-25 17:23

Volunteers are rebuilding oyster reefs along the Gulf of Mexico's delicate shoreline, hoping to revive oyster beds under assault for decades.

'Systemic' problems led to oil spill

2011-01-06 11:17

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill was the result of "systemic" management problems and could recur if reforms are not embraced, a panel has said.

Obama sues BP

2010-12-16 09:03

The Obama administration has launched a legal battle against BP Plc and its partners by suing them for the worst offshore oil spill in US history, which could cost the companies billions of dollars.


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.

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.

Halliburton to plead guilty in Gulf spill

2013-07-26 10:01

US officials say Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

BP fights billions in fines

2013-04-18 11:03

Three years after a deadly explosion on a BP-leased drilling rig, the British energy giant is fighting to avoid billions in fines.

Gulf oil spill trial defence starts

2013-03-18 20:37

The defence has started for companies in the Gulf oil spill trial as the plaintiffs' case winds down.

BP official on stand in oil spill trial

2013-02-27 16:43

A BP executive will testify for a second day at a trial over the worst oil spill in the US.

US, BP agree on captured oil after spill

2013-02-20 09:44

BP and the US government have agreed that oil captured during the massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico can't count toward civil penalties.

BP's $4.5bn plea deal approved

2013-01-30 15:27

A US judge has approved a $4.5bn deal in which BP pleaded guilty to criminal charges from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill - but the British energy giant's legal woes are far from over.

BP barred from winning US contracts

2012-11-29 09:09

Two BP supervisors have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in the 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, while the company has been barred from winning US government contracts.

2 years after BP spill, disaster not over

2012-04-20 22:05

Two years after the worst maritime oil spill in history, fishermen, scientists, and environmentalists up and down the US Gulf Coast warn that the disaster may be far from over.

BP: US hiding evidence on size of spill

2012-03-30 21:06

BP has accused the US government of withholding evidence that may show the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was smaller than federal officials claimed.

BP says oil spill trial could last years

2012-02-26 17:00

BP chief executive Bob Dudley says the trial over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could last for years.

Mitsui to pay record fine for Gulf oil spill

2012-02-18 10:00

Japanese conglomerate Mitsui will pay $90m for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst oil spill in US history, authorities say.

US report spreads blame for BP oil spill

2011-09-14 20:07

A key US government report has spread the blame for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, citing a bad cement job and poor management decisions by BP and its subcontractors.

BP to restart Gulf drilling

2011-04-28 10:37

BP expects to be back drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, where a rig explosion killed 11 men and caused the biggest offshore oil spill in US history.

3 200 abandoned US oil wells unplugged

2011-04-21 14:28

A year after a deadly USU oil-rig explosion, the environmental minefield of abandoned wells in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than first thought.

Gulf oil disaster: A year on

2011-04-20 13:31

It has been a year since 11 men died in an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the Gulf community is still reeling from the effects of the spill.

Gulf health almost okay - experts

2011-04-18 11:28

Scientists judge the overall health of the Gulf of Mexico as nearly back to normal one year after the BP oil spill.

BP to resume deepwater drilling

2011-04-04 10:29

A report has said that BP will resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, some 15 months after a fatal oil spill in the region.

Gulf spill caused by jammed pipe

2011-03-23 22:11

A federal probe has found that a trapped piece of drill pipe prevented a blow out preventer from properly sealing to stop last year's massive Gulf oil spill.

Baby dolphins dying after oil spill

2011-02-23 12:15

Baby dolphins are washing up dead along the oil-soaked US Gulf Coast at more than 10 times the normal rate in the first birthing season since the BP disaster.

BP oil spil: Gulf recovery in 3 years

2011-02-02 22:13

The Gulf of Mexico should largely recover from BP's oil spill within three years, and all settlement offers to victims who lost revenue from the disaster will be based on that assessment.

Bacteria ate oil spill methane

2011-01-07 09:31

The huge quantity of methane released in the Gulf of Mexico during the worst oil spill in US history was ingested by bacteria in four months, a study has found.

Probe finds collapse of all oil rig protections

2010-12-26 12:00

The explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico occurred because every single defence on the rig named Deepwater Horizon failed, The New York Times has reported.

BP was slow to shut off oil well

2010-12-08 21:40

Workers on the doomed BP Gulf of Mexico oil rig were distracted and didn't try to shut the well until 49 minutes after the problem began.

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