A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company’s response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico claims federal prosecutors have tacked on “farcical” allegations that he also deleted dozens of voicemails to stymie a grand jury probe of the disaster. More »
Swiss oil field contractor Weatherford International was working on a Repsol E&P USA well in the Alaska North Slope when the spill released crude oil, drilling fluids, diesel and water onto the snow-covered tundra. More »
A New Hampshire jury has found ExxonMobil liable in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination by the gasoline additive MTBE. The oil giant could pay hundreds of millions of dollars to clean it up. More »
Federal safety regulators are investigating the blowout of an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. well in West Texas that killed two workers and sent three to the hospital, the company said.
Lawyers for Exxon Mobil say the state of New Hampshire is looking for a lot of money and a scapegoat in its lawsuit over the oil giant’s use over the gasoline additive MTBE, the longest state trial in state history. More »
Crews are still working to clean up oil that spewed onto lawns and roadways.
A company spokesman says Chevron is improving safety and oversight. More »
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has set an April 10 deadline for ExxonMobil to produce documents connected to the company’s oil spill in Mayflower. More »
Crews have recovered about 12,000 barrels of oil and water since Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline started leaking. See the latest images from leak and clean up. More »
Halliburton employee Jesse Gagliano, a witness for his employer at a trial over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, said he didn’t believe the oil giant’s employees were risking workers’ safety when they didn’t follow his recommendations. More »
Cleanup crews were working Tuesday to contain about 300 to 500 gallons of hydraulic fluid that spilled from a Lansing power plant and left a sheen on the Grand River. More »
A heavily traveled bridge that links Maine and New Hampshire was closed to traffic Monday after an oil tanker broke loose from a pier and struck the span, but there was no sign of a spill and no reports of injuries, officials said. More »