Category: Gulf oil spill

Four years later: BP busier than ever in the Gulf of Mexico

BP has rebuilt its armada of deep-water drilling rigs to nearly double its size before the 2010 Gulf oil spill.  More »

Judge sets date for final chapter of BP oil spill trial

A federal court on Monday laid out a detailed schedule for the penalty phase of BP’s civil trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, setting the first day of the key chapter in the trial for Jan. 20, 2015.  More »

Investors pursue class action in suit over BP’s pre-oil spill statements

BP and attorneys for BP shareholders argued in federal court Monday about whether more than 100 investors should be granted a class certification to pursue a securities lawsuit against the London oil company.  More »

Coast Guard: Gulf Coast cleanup efforts ‘far from over’

The Coast Guard is crying foul at BP’s statement this week that active cleanup efforts to remove oil along the Gulf Coast shorelines have ended.  More »

Ex BP-employee settles US insider-trading charges

A former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock.  More »

Former BP engineer gets sentencing delay

A judge granted a delay until Aug. 6.  More »

Scientists: Gulf oil spill hurt fish hearts (photos)

Oil spilled during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster causes severe defects in the developing hearts of tuna, according to a new study by government and academic scientists that hints at long-term damage from the accident.  More »

Judge rules Anadarko emails don’t show fault in Gulf oil spill

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) officials urged BP Plc to drill deeper into the Gulf of Mexico well that caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history even after BP warned that doing so would be unsafe.  More »

Hearing starts in ex-BP engineer’s obstruction case

The judge gave no indication when he would rule.  More »

Hearing starts in ex-BP engineer obstruction case

Attorneys for a BP engineer found guilty of obstructing an investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill wants his conviction thrown out, saying the jury forewoman heard statements outside of the trial that influenced the panel’s decision.  More »

Feds lift ban blocking BP from new offshore drilling contracts

BP inked a deal with the Obama administration on Thursday ending its 16-month suspension from new contracts to supply the Pentagon with fuel and drill in U.S. waters.  More »

Judge rejects BP bid to halt Gulf spill payments

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier denied BP’s request without an explanation.  More »
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