Category: Gulf oil spill

Gulf oil spill judge poses questions on gross negligence issue

The federal judge who must decide whether BP and its partners committed gross negligence in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is offering some clues as to how he will formulate his decision.  More »

Anadarko seeks dismissal of investor suit over Gulf spill

Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a partner in the BP Plc (BP/) well that was the source of the largest U.S. offshore spill, is set to ask a federal judge in Texas to throw out a lawsuit claiming the company misled investors over the project’s risks before and after the blowout.  More »

Florida becomes 4th state to sue BP over oil spill

The state of Florida filed a lawsuit Saturday against oil company BP and cement contractor Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, becoming the fourth state to seek damages for the 2010 disaster.  More »

Gambles in spill case move closer to resolution

The three main companies linked to the deadly rig blast and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 rolled the dice when they went to trial rather than settle a web of civil suits and claims over the disaster.  More »

3 years later: BP tries to recover, survivors try to forgive

Three years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and Gulf of Mexico oil spill, it’s BP’s voice that is heard most often. The company’s ads, executive speeches, press statements and social media remind Americans of what the British oil giant is doing to restore the water and beaches.  More »

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 »
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