The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Britain goes to bat for BP in Supreme Court brief

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The British government is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to show mercy on BP as the London oil company faces steep costs for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Punitive damages question lingers in BP oil spill case

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The question of whether BP can be charged for punitive damages for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could compel the Supreme Court to take up the matter, legal experts say.
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It’s not just oil, power due to be overhauled in Mexico

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Mexico’s landmark energy reforms have mostly been discussed from the perspective of oil and gas production, but industry experts are also hoping the changes will prove transformative for Mexico’s electric power industry.
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Judge rules BP was grossly negligent in oil spill

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A federal judge on Thursday ruled that BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico four years ago was the result of gross negligence or willful misconduct by the London oil company.
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Halliburton reaches $1.1 billion Gulf spill settlement

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Halliburton said Tuesday it reached a $1.1 billion settlement with a majority of plaintiffs who sued the Houston oil field service company in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Hilcorp drops bid to force drilling on holdouts

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The Houston-based company had sought to use a 1961 Pennsylvania law to drill under the property of a few holdout landowners in New Bedford, near the Ohio border north of Pittsburgh.
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Green Dragon Gas settles with ConocoPhillips for $40 million

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Green Dragon Gas Ltd., a Chinese producer of coal-bed methane gas, has agreed to pay ConocoPhillips a $40 million arbitration settlement to end a contract dispute.
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Plaintiffs likely to appeal ruling in BP Atlantis case, lawyer says

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An attorney for plaintiffs who sued BP for $256 billion said Thursday he expects to appeal a federal judge’s decision to throw out a lawsuit over alleged safety compliance issues at one of BP’s deep-water production platforms.
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Tanker reappears on tracking system, and it’s still in the area

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A tanker of oil at the center of a dispute between Kurdistan and Iraq apparently is still in Galveston-area waters despite two days of absence from maritime tracking systems.
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Glenn Legge, a partner at Houston law firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown, specializes in commercial litigation areas including energy and insurance coverage.

Cyberattacks on energy companies create new insurance needs

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A Houston litigator whose specialties include insurance issues says cyberattacks are presenting energy companies with new insurance needs.