A BP drilling engineer said Friday he doesn't believe a much-scrutinized decision about the Macondo well's cement job posed a threat to the safety of the crew aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig. During testimony before an investigatory panel, Brett Cocales said the fact that the well had been drilled ...

With BP's relief well operation on hold due to weather and a chance it won't happen at all, the epicenter of the Gulf oil spill's aftermath moved to New Orleans on Tuesday with a decision to consolidate hundreds of civil lawsuits there. More than 300 lawsuits, including wrongful-death claims by fami ...

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