The Houston oil giant said the new fund will specifically address environmental issues in China’s Bohai Bay after two spills at a company-operated field in June, while a separate fund will go to any damages arising from the incidents. More »
A week after it was first reported, the Coast Guard says crews continue to clean up an oil leak from an abandoned well in Bayou Dupont in the Barataria basin. More »
A U.S. appeals court is skeptical about Chevron’s efforts to get out of an $18 billion Ecuadorean judgment for rainforest contamination. More »
BP has denied a request from the Alabama town of Gulf Shores for more beach-cleaning machinery to remove tar balls left by Tropical Storm Lee.
The Mexican navy has recovered the body of the last of 10 oil workers who abandoned a disabled rig during Tropical Storm Nate and spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico before rescuers located their raft. More »
An explosion at a newly drilled oil well in western North Dakota killed two workers and severely injured two others, officials said. More »
California regulators are questioning why Pacific Gas & Electric Co. used a substandard testing method to check for safety at one of its major natural gas transmission stations. More »
A U.S. judge said he would decide which companies share the blame for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and will have to pay for it in a non-jury trial set to begin Feb. 27 in federal court in New Orleans. More »
In highlighting a series of failures that culminated in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, federal investigators on Wednesday paved the way for new rules on offshore drilling safety. More »
A small, flat fiberglass raft was all 10 oil workers had to escape the leveling winds and towering waves of Tropical Storm Nate as it pounded their disabled rig in the Gulf of Mexico. More »
The Kenyan government was repeatedly warned about the dangers of people living on top of a gasoline pipeline that leaked fuel and exploded days ago, killing 95 people, experts said today.
Companies that worked on the doomed Macondo well, environmentalists and industry groups had varied reactions to a federal investigation’s final report on the Deepwater Horizon disaster. More »