Category: Gulf oil spill

3 years later: Gulf oil spill impact

Three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the long-term environmental impact is not fully known. Here’s a look at Cat Island in Barataria Bay near southeastern Louisiana, then and now.  More »

Galveston Park Board OKs BP lawsuit

Citing lost tourism revenues, the Galveston Park Board of Trustees voted Friday to pursue a lawsuit against BP stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.  More »

BP still uncertain over spill cost at third anniversary

BP Plc (BP/) faces the third anniversary of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow with no sure knowledge of how much more it will have to pay government and private plaintiffs over the disaster.  More »

Gulf spill judge says ruling could take months

The first phase of the civil trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill ended Wednesday after eight weeks of testimony.  More »

Investigators blast Congress for inadequate Gulf spill response

A presidential commission that investigated the Gulf oil spill released a scorecard today giving Congress a D+ on heeding its recommendations for improving the safety of offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon accident.  More »

Former BP engineer says US withheld evidence related to Gulf spill

A lawyer for a former BP engineer accused of obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster is asking a judge to impose sanctions and has accused federal prosecutors of misconduct for allegedly withholding evidence that could clear her client.  More »

Houston may sue BP for lost taxes after oil spill

Houston City Council on Wednesday will decide whether to sue BP for more than $23 million in connection with the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and resulting oil spill.  More »

BP manager testifies at trial over Gulf oil spill

John Guide, a BP team leader who supervised managers on the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, says he was frustrated by last-minute changes to the drilling project but didn’t have any safety concerns before the deadly blast.  More »

BP shareholders urge stronger fight against ‘extortionate’ Gulf spill claims

Angry British shareholders of oil giant BP urged the company Thursday to be more forceful in its legal fight against tens of billions of dollars in claims still being asserted by the U.S. government and several Gulf states affected by the 2010 oil spill. One suggested BP boycott Walt Disney World in Florida to get Americans “to come to their senses.”  More »

BP executive says safety was top priority

Neil Shaw testified Tuesday at a trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster.  More »

Attorney fee disputes in Gulf spill get own judge

A federal bankruptcy judge has been appointed to rule on future disagreements over attorney fees related to the multibillion settlement between BP and victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

BP launches defense in Gulf spill trial

BP’s first witness at a trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster says the company safely drilled its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico before an April 2010 blowout triggered the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.  More »

Judge rejects BP request to block payment on some Gulf spill claims

A federal judge Friday threw out BP’s request for an injunction to block payment of what BP alleges are fictitious business economic loss claims by plaintiffs who weren’t harmed by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

Texas lawyer used forged signature in Gulf spill case, judge rules

A federal judge scolded a Texas lawyer in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill case, ruling Friday the attorney used a contract with a forged signature to assert that he represented a fisherman and was entitled to a cut of that man’s share of last year’s multibillion settlement with BP.  More »

Gulf spill judge troubled by Halliburton’s trial conduct

The federal judge overseeing the civil trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Thursday he is “troubled” by Halliburton’s “pattern” of conduct in not turning over documents, test results and other materials related to the cement that was used on the ill-fated well project.  More »