Category: Accidents

BP CEO says company would consider settlement over Gulf spill

BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said today the company may consider a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the terms of the fines have to be reasonable.  More »

Judge allocates time for start of oil spill trial

A federal judge has set aside nearly seven hours for opening statements in a trial over the deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.  More »

Nigeria military confirms oil pipeline attacked

Nigeria’s military has confirmed that militants using dynamite bombed an Eni SpA oil pipeline running through the country’s crude-rich southern delta.  More »

Chevron rig burns off Nigeria as damage hits shore

The burning inferno of what used to be a Chevron Corp. natural gas rig still stains the night’s sky orange more than two weeks after the rig caught fire, and no one can say when it will end as swarms of dead fish surface.  More »

Gulf Coast business still suffering from offshore drilling slowdown

The group found that federal regulators have approved about three deepwater drilling permits per month since the moratorium ended, down from six permit approvals per month prior to the spill.  More »

Steffy: When BP keeps secrets, it’s time to worry

When BP seeks secrecy, we should be suspicious.  More »

Watchdog group sues company, claims seven year spill

An environmental watchdog group is suing the company it blames for an oil spill 11 miles off the coast of Louisiana that allegedly has been flowing more than seven years.  More »

2 men hurt in East Texas biomass plant accident

Emergency personnel say two workers have been critically hurt in an apparent electrical explosion and brief fire at a biomass power plant in East Texas.  More »

With trial pending, BP asks judge to cull experts

With a trial over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill looming, BP PLC is asking a federal judge to block two plaintiffs’ experts from testifying about an alleged disregard for safety throughout the energy company that those experts say led to the nation’s largest offshore oil spill.  More »

South Mobile students still suffering from spill

For the children of south Mobile County, the effects of 2010′s Deepwater Horizon oil spill didn’t wash away as shorelines were cleared of tarballs and as waters reopened to fishing.  More »

Nigeria to ask for compensation from Shell on Bonga spill

Nigeria will “soon” ask for compensation for an oil spill from Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s largest oil company, President Goodluck Jonathan said.  More »

BP emails reveal company veiling spill rate

On the day the Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials warned in an internal email conversation that if the well was not protected by the blow-out preventer at the drill site, crude oil could burst into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 3.4 million gallons a day, an amount a million gallons higher than what the U.S. government ultimately estimated spilled daily from the site.  More »