May 23, 2014
by G. Redd
British Petroleum (BP) announced Wednesday that it will appeal a recent US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision to the US Supreme Court. The March decision by the Fifth Circuit rejected BP's claim that payments to alleged oil spill victims claiming economic losses should be excluded ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, or BP oil spill, had far-reaching and catastrophic environmental effects. According to a 2013 study published by the National Academy of Sciences, it is difficult to know the full extent of environmental damage caused by the spill because of the movement ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Kyle Webster
Deepwater Horizon, the name given to the oil spill from the British Petroleum (BP)-run Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, occurred between April and September 2010. Macondo Prospect is a large area off the coast of the Louisiana that contains large deposits of oil and is thus the site of ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Michael Roberts
On April 20, 2010, an explosion of high pressure methane gas sank British Petroleum (BP)'s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, causing a leak that became one of the largest oil spills in history. The leak continued until the well was officially sealed on September 21, 2010 and released an estimated ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled 2-1 Monday that British Petroleum (BP) must adhere to the terms of its Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement agreement with Gulf businesses and pay for damages regardless of whether causation can be proved. BP had argued that the settlement ...[read more]
August 8, 2013
by G. Redd
Judge Sally Shushan of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Wednesday ordered British Petroleum (BP) to pay the third quarter and some fourth quarter expenses for the gulf oil spill claim administration program. The budget and fees for the program totaled over $130 ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton stands accused of destroying the results of an internal investigation ...[read more]
July 1, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On July 1, 2010, the US House of Representatives approved a bill to increase compensation for victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. HR 5503, the Securing Protections for the Injured from Limitations on Liability Act (SPILL), was meant to allow injured workers and ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Trial began Monday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana between individuals affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and British Petroleum (BP). The other corporations involved are the rig owner Transocean Ltd. and well cement services provider Halliburton Co.. ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Keith Herting
A federal judge on Thursday accepted the guilty plea of Transocean Deepwater Inc. along with a criminal settlement of $400 million and $1 billion in civil penalties for the company's violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Judge Jane Triche Milazzo of ...[read more]

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