Category: Gulf oil spill

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 »

Ex-BP exec can be tried for obstructing Congress

A federal appeals court in New Orleans says a former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a Congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill.  More »

For some people, the “Great Crew Change” can’t come fast enough

Because people like this are EXACTLY why accidents continue to happen in the oilfield.  More »

BP seeks return of millions in oil spill damage payments

BP want back millions of dollars in oil spill claims payments it says were “erroneous.”  More »

Prosecutors get time to decide on retrial for former BP engineer

The judge ruled last week that Kurt Mix was entitled to a new trial on an obstruction-of-justice charge because of juror misconduct in his 2013 trial.  More »

Report: Chemical Safety Board in disarray, fostering abusive work environment

A probe has found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is in turmoil and failing to fulfill its investigative duties for serious accidents at refineries and chemical plants, according to Reuters.  More »
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