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.
Chevron Corp. doesn’t expect to put out a fire that started last month at its offshore Funiwa field in Nigeria within the next 30 days, Radio Nigeria reported. More »
A man who supervised the BP cleaning efforts along the Mississippi shores claims he was fired after alerting federal officials that the company was falsify data to make the shores look cleaner than they were, according to court records. More »
ConocoPhillips said Wednesday that it and China National Offshore Oil Corp. reached a $160 million agreement to settle compensation claims from oil spills off northeastern China. More »
Chevron Corp. says it is still trying to extinguish a nine-day old fire that consumed the visible part of its rig off Nigeria’s coast and killed two foreign workers. More »
A federal judge has ruled that people pursuing their Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims against BP outside of federal court do not have to pay fees to hundreds of lawyers working on behalf of about 120,000 claimants fighting the oil giant in court. More »
Chevron Corp. says it is still trying to extinguish a five-day old fire on its rig off Nigeria’s coast after presuming two foreign workers dead. More »
BP, Transocean and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. should be found liable before trial for violations of federal pollution laws stemming from the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, lawyers for the U.S. argued at a hearing in federal court in New Orleans. More »
Chevron Corp. says it has ended its search for two workers who went missing in a fire on an offshore rig near Nigeria’s coast. More »
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that oil companies shouldn’t face criminal charges for the deaths of a half-dozen ducks in waste disposal pits, saying that prosecutors went too far in applying a law that protects migratory birds. More »
An offshore rig exploring possible deep-water oil and gas fields off Nigeria’s coast for Chevron Corp. caught fire Monday, and the oil company said officials were still trying to account for all those working there. More »
The fees a judge awarded lawyers fighting BP discourage people from settling oil spill claims out of court, the Justice Department says.