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Five Missing After Oklahoma Oil & Gas Drilling Site Explosion
1/22/2018 - Five workers were missing after a fiery explosion on Monday at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma, officials said. ...
BP Says Crews Brought Leaking Alaskan Well Under Control
4/17/2017 - BP Plc said workers on Alaska's North Slope had brought under control a company-operated well that spewed oil and gas over the weekend. ...
Guam’s Oil Spill Recovery Capacity Significantly Improved
3/20/2017 - Lamor Corporation recently commissioned their vessel-mounted Side Collecting Oil Skimming System LSC 4C for Guam’s Oil Spill Response Operations Company (OSROCO) and T&T Marine Salvage (T&T), making i...
Cuba & United States Sign Oil Spill Deal
1/10/2017 - Cuba and the United States agreed to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes of...
US Judge Approves BP Settlement for 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
4/5/2016 - U.S. Judge Carl Barbier granted final approval to BP Plc's civil settlement over its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill after it reached a deal in July 2015 to pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U...
Statoil’s Investigation of Gudrun Leak Completed
5/20/2015 - On 18 February 2015 a condensate leak occurred on the Gudrun platform in the North Sea. The incident has been investigated by Statoil’s corporate investigation team which classifies it to be of the hi...
Versatile ESD for North Sea Platform's Tie-Backs
1/14/2015 - Hima-Sella to build Emergency Shutdown system for off-shore rig in readiness for its receipt of oil and gas from subsea wells. ...
BP Oil Spill Investor Lawsuit Gets May 2015 Trial Date
6/13/2014 - A U.S. judge set a May 2015 trial date for BP Plc to face claims in a lawsuit accusing the company of misleading investors about the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. ...
U.S. Top Court Declines to Block BP Spill Payments
6/9/2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court declined to block payments BP PLC is required to make to businesses demanding compensation for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the company fights a lower court ruling.
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Two Oil Spills Reported in North Dakota
6/9/2014 - Two separate weekend spills in North Dakota, a state at the heart of the U.S. oil boom, released about 1,000 barrels, the state's health department said. ...
BP Asks Supreme Court Justice to Block Gulf Spill Payments
5/28/2014 - BP Plc asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to allow the company to avoid making payments to businesses demanding compensation for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while litigation continu...
U.S. Appeals Court Rejects BP Bid to Undo Ruling
5/19/2014 - A U.S. appeals court will not revisit a decision to reject BP Plc's bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if those businesses could not trace their...
U.S. court rejects BP appeal over Gulf spill losses
3/4/2014 - A divided U.S. appeals court has rejected BP Plc's bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disas...
BP's U.S. Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Challenges may Backfire
1/15/2014 - A year after agreeing to a multi-billion dollar settlement with victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill, BP is aggressively challenging terms of the deal in a legal strategy that could backfire with the ju...
BP Appeal to Stop Fictitious U.S. Oil Spill Claims Fails
1/11/2014 - One of BP's attempts to curb payouts for what it says are "fictitious" and "absurd" claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has failed after a legal appeal was rejected by a U.S. court. ...
BP Wins U.S. Appeals Court Reprieve over Some Gulf Spill Payments
BP Wins U.S. Appeals Court Reprieve over Some Gulf Spill Payments 12/3/2013 - BP Plc won a legal reprieve in its effort to avoid payments to those whose losses were not traceable to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, potentially sparing the oil company of extra costs. BP had...
Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying BP Gulf Spill Evidence
Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying BP Gulf Spill Evidence 10/15/2013 - A Halliburton Co manager formally pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Tuesday to destroying evidence in connection with the oilfield services company's role in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexi...
BP Wins Reprieve over Gulf Spill Payouts
10/2/2013 - BP Plc won a legal reprieve in its effort to force the administrator of a settlement related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to tighten standards in assessing claims, potentially sparing the oil ...
BP Lied About Size of U.S. Gulf Oil Spill
BP Lied About Size of U.S. Gulf Oil Spill 9/30/2013 - In the frantic days after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP lied about how much oil was leaking from its Macondo well and took too long to cap it, plaintiffs' lawyers said on Monday at the opening...
BP Asks Court to Halt Payments from Gulf Oil Spill Settlement
BP Asks Court to Halt Payments from Gulf Oil Spill Settlement 9/24/2013 - BP Plc asked a U.S. court on Monday to halt payments from its settlement agreement for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico until the claims administrator improves accounting and anti-fraud contro...

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