Category: Gulf oil spill

Indicted former BP executive will be allowed to visit UK

David Rainey is now an executive with BHP Billiton Petroleum  More »

Attorneys: BP not entitled to get Gulf settlement payments back

Plaintiff attorneys say BP has no right to recover any alleged overpayments made through the multibillion-dollar Gulf oil spill settlement it reached two years ago to repair the coastal economy.  More »

Judge OKs BP’s subpoena of fed documents for now

A federal judge is allowing BP to negotiate the scope of a massive subpoena aimed at gathering government documents related to the Gulf of Mexico deep-water drilling moratorium.  More »

Companies at work on blowout preventers for deeper depths

GE Oil & Gas and others are working to create blowout preventers that can work at deeper depths and higher pressures.  More »

BP appeals to Supreme Court on spill settlement

BP wants the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a months-long battle over who can get paid for oil spill damages.  More »

Feds: BP can’t dismiss lawsuits by blaming drilling moratorium

The Justice Department has joined a fight against BP’s efforts at dismissing lawsuits by deep-water drillers and oil-field service firms alleging damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

BP asks Texas judge to dismiss UK suits

Attorneys for BP asked a federal judge on Friday to dismiss UK investors seeking damages in Texas for the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  More »

Ex-BP engineer’s retrial postponed

An appeals court will decide whether a judge was right to throw out an earlier conviction.  More »

BP workers can sue over retirement losses tied to spill, court says

The plan managers “knew or should have known, based on a variety of sources, that BP shares were not a prudent investment,” the workers alleged in their complaints.  More »

U.S. appeals granting of new trial to ex-BP engineer

Prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deliberately deleting text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP’s Macondo well after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.  More »

Court examines charges in 2010 BP disaster deaths

There is no indication when the court panel will rule.  More »

Drillers: BP can’t escape liabilities by blaming feds for moratorium

Plaintiffs’ attorneys say BP can’t dismiss lawsuits from drillers and oil-field service companies by arguing it was the federal government’s fault they lost money during the Gulf of Mexico drilling moratorium in 2010.  More »
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