Tag: New Orleans

Exxon joins Jindal to face Dr. Mud in wetlands legal fight

Members of a New Orleans levee board are suing 90 oil and natural gas producers for billions over claims that they’re destroying coastal marshes.  More »

14 companies bid for western Gulf leases

Federal officials on Wednesday will open sealed bids from 14 companies vying for new oil and gas leases in the western Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Technology lets producers move jobs from platforms to land

Shell and other offshore players to move a growing number of jobs historically performed at sea onto land.  More »

Fewer firms submit bids in offshore Gulf auction

Forty-two oil and gas companies will make plays for new Gulf of Mexico territory on Wednesday, in a closely watched, high-stakes auction of U.S. drilling rights that is viewed as a test of the industry’s appetite for offshore projects despite a drilling boom that is unfolding mostly on land.  More »

BP digs in as last leg of Gulf oil spill trial approaches

The legal clash over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is entering a key chapter that could give BP an idea of just how large a hole the disaster will burn in its wallet.  More »

Super Bowl organizers seek to avoid another power debacle

Power failures have plagued at least four high-profile sports games including the Super Bowl since 2010, dimming the glow of good feelings such events are supposed to generate for their host cities.  More »

Prosecutor: Former BP engineer destroyed Gulf spill evidence

A former BP Plc engineer deliberately destroyed evidence sought by the U.S. for a probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico well explosion and oil spill, a federal prosecutor said at the end of a trial in New Orleans.  More »

Appeals court hands BP a win in settlement dispute

A ruling by a divided three-judge panel threw out U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s rulings on the dispute between BP and attorneys who brokered the multibillion-dollar settlement .  More »

Halliburton faces judgment day in Gulf oil spill

The oil field services company’s day of reckoning finally comes Thursday, not for conduct leading up to the disaster but rather what it did afterward: destroying what the government regarded as evidence.  More »

Probe finds evidence of plot to corrupt BP spill settlement program

An independent probe led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh found evidence of a lawyers’ plot to “corrupt” the BP settlement program but nothing that warranted shutting down payments to victims of the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report issued Friday.  More »

Kinder Morgan, Valero complete Gulf Coast pipeline

Valero and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP have completed a $250 million, 141-mile pipeline that will transport refined petroleum products from plants just west of New Orleans, including Valero’s St. Charles refinery, to a petroleum transportation hub in Collins, Miss.  More »

Concerns about Gulf spill settlement are irrelevant, plaintiffs lawyers say

The lead plaintiffs attorneys who negotiated last year’s multibillion-dollar class-action civil settlement in the litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to reject a challenge to the deal filed by more than a dozen individuals and businesses.  More »
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