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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.



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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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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Interior halts deepwater environmental exemptions

Aug 16th, 2010 | By

The Obama administration announced Monday it is requiring environmental reviews for all new deepwater oil drilling. That means an end, at least for now, to the kind of exemptions that allowed BP to drill its blown-out well in the Gulf with little scrutiny. BP’s ability to get environmental exemptions from the Minerals Management Service led

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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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