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BP: Global demand for energy slows

Jun 13th, 2013 | By

Global demand for oil, gas, coal and nuclear power grew at a slower pace last year due to weak economic growth, recession and increased efficiency, energy company BP said Wednesday. In an annual review of the world energy market, BP PLC said growth in energy consumption slowed to 1.8 percent from 2.4 percent in 2011.

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BP to pay $4.5bn penalty over Deepwater Horizon disaster

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

BP met its day of reckoning in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster when the company admitted guilt on 14 criminal charges and agreed to pay an historic $4.5bn penalty in connection with the fatal explosion of its rig and the catastrophic oil spill.

Horrific Injuries Linked to BP Dispersant Corexit | Readers Supported News

May 14th, 2012 | By

Exposure to chemical dispersants BP used in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill left a commercial diver with seizures, unable to walk and going blind – and two members of his dive team committed suicide, the man claims in Harris County Court. David Hogan and his wife sued BP and NALCO Co. – which made

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Deepwater Horizon — Two years out. How much is a dolphin worth?

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

The dolphins are preserved in giant freezers in marine labs across America. Tagged, catalogued, carefully guarded – and suspended in liquid nitrogen for the moment when they will determine BP’s final bill for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, which started two years ago this Friday. The dolphins, among more than 700 that have washed

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Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ Lawsuit Brought Against EPA By Environmental Groups | Reuters via Huffington Post

Mar 16th, 2012 | By

Several environmental groups are suing the U.S. government to curb pollution of the Mississippi River with fertilizers and other contaminants blamed with creating a “dead zone” the size of Massachusetts in the Gulf of Mexico. In separate federal lawsuits filed Tuesday, the groups asked judges to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set base

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BP and partners face $45m in fines over Gulf oil spill

Oct 13th, 2011 | By

BP and its partners on the doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig face fines of up to $45m after receiving formal notice of a series of safety violations leading up to the Gulf of Mexico disaster. In a first step of a long legal battle, the interior department said BP, rig operator Transocean and contractor Halliburton

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BP Investigates New Oil Sheen in Gulf of Mexico

Aug 18th, 2011 | By

I know: There are thousands of oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Many probably spill many gallons of oil into the Gulf everyday. But I still cannot get myself to pull into a BP station to fill my tires with air, no less my tank with gasoline. Do you use BP gas? If so, why?

BP reports new pipeline leak at Lisburne oilfield in Alaska

Jul 18th, 2011 | By

BP reported yet another pipeline leak at its Alaskan oilfields, frustrating the oil giant’s attempts to rebuild its reputation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP has said that a pipeline at its 30,000 barrel per day Lisburne field, which is currently closed for maintenance, ruptured during testing and spilled a mixture of methanol

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Coast Guard wants Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Scaled Back

Feb 15th, 2011 | By

The cleanup of oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico has reached a point where crews, heavy equipment and thorough scrubbing can cause more damage to the ecosystem than good, the Coast Guard has said.

BP’s Internal Report: Spreading the Blame Around

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

BP’s report concludes that “no single factor caused the Macondo well tragedy,” but “a sequence of failures involving a number of different parties led to the explosion and fire which killed 11 people and caused widespread pollution in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year.”

New microbe discovered eating oil spill in Gulf

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

WASHINGTON – A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe is suddenly flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf following the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. And the microbe works without significantly depleting oxygen in

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Sierra Club approves of NJ wind site

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey brownfield where once BP distributed oil may soon become one of the first places where turbines are assembled for wind farms off the Atlantic Ocean. The site is poised to become the chief benefactor of a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Chris Christie that will help

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BP’s Damage Control: A Timeline | Mother Jones

Aug 16th, 2010 | By

When did Tony Hayward say, “I want my life back”? How many times did Joe Barton apologize and unapologize to BP? Your source for spill trivia. via BP’s Damage Control: A Timeline | Mother Jones.

Connecticut lab says Gulf seafood safe thus far

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

Tests by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven on shrimp and finfish from areas of the Gulf of Mexico affected by the BP oil spill have shown contaminants in the seafood are below levels deemed harmful to humans. via Connecticut lab says Gulf seafood safe thus far | The Day.

Despite disaster, BP says it might drill again at same site

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

New Orleans – BP PLC said Friday it might someday drill again into the same lucrative undersea pocket of oil that spilled millions of gallons of crude, wrecked livelihoods and fouled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. “There’s lots of oil and gas here,” Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said at a news briefing. “We’re

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Coast Guard lab in Conn. tests origins of Gulf oil

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Some of the oil from BP’s catastrophic Deepwater Horizon well blowout has found its way to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Laboratory in New London. It’s the only lab in the nation that specializes in figuring out where oil came from when it’s found in places it shouldn’t be. And,

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SmartPower joins’s Weekend Without Oil campaign

Aug 5th, 2010 | By

SmartPower has joined forces with’s Weekend Without Oil campaign; Center for Resource Solutions; Waterkeeper Alliance;; League of Conservation Voters; Clean Water Action; Citizen Global; and Gulf Future, a joint initiative of the Gulf Coast Fund and Gulf Restoration Network, to help promote My Gulf Action. Read more about this initiative in SmartPower’s The

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