(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Texas law firm target of BP lawsuit

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Gulf Coast businessmen Scott Walker, Kirk Ladner and Steve Seymour, who is also a Hancock County supervisor, filed the lawsuit in October in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

BP appeals judge’s refusal to remove claims administrator

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A brief filed Tuesday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals contends, among other things, that Patrick Juneau had secretly drafted pleadings filed against BP before he was appointed.
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Enbridge oil spill settlement is $6.25M, not $6.75M

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The company has estimated cleanup costs to be about $1.2 billion, including $227 million on environmental consultants.
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Leak contained at eastern Ohio natural gas well

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resrouces plans to investigate what caused the well to begin leaking uncontrollably, prompting the evacuation of field staff and residents within a 1.5-mile radius.
Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada. The fiery explosion killed at least 47 people in Canada in July 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

Oil train disaster settlement growing

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More than a dozen corporations that face potential liability in the Lac Megantic, Quebec, oil train disaster have agreed to pay over $200 million to the fund.
(Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Marathon evacuates personnel from two North Sea platforms

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About 75 workers were transferred to shore from the Brae Alpha and Brae Bravo platforms.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

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The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
(AP Photo/The Shreveport Times, Douglas Collier)

Out-of-control gas well keeping 25 families out of homes

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The Monroe County well had been temporarily plugged while work was being done elsewhere onsite.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Small natural gas leak reported from Enbridge pipeline in Michigan

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The Dec. 8 leak was disclosed this week to a task force of state agencies investigating the safety of petroleum pipelines in Michigan.
(AP file photo)

Houston company loses control of gas well in Ohio

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The company evacuated field personnel and residents in the area.