BP oil spill

Gulf Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Oil Sheen in Gulf Breaking Apart

The Shell oil company says an oil sheen it reported in the Gulf of Mexico is breaking up. Federal officials will continue searching for the source.

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Gulf oil slick
11:36 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Shell report of Gulf oil slick

HOUSTON (AP) — Shell Oil reports that it has mobilized an
oil spill response vessel after a light, 10-square-mile oil slick
was spotted between two of its major production sites in the
Gulf of Mexico. The light sheen was spotted about 130 miles
southeast of New Orleans.

Gulf Oil Spill Documents
11:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Gulf Oil Spill-Flow Rates

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed to
turn over at least 100 scientific documents in response to BP
PLC's claims that the federal government may have
overestimated the amount of oil that spewed into the Gulf of
Mexico from the company's Macondo well.
In a court filing Wednesday, Justice Department attorneys also
vow to work with BP to resolve their dispute over the
company's assertion that the government improperly withheld
thousands of similar documents.
Last month, BP asked a magistrate to order the government to

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BP Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Offshore Rig Worker Admits Faking Blow-Out Preventer Safety Tests

A rig worker has pleaded guilty in federal court to ordering his crew to falsify test results on a faulty blow-out preventer in the Gulf of Mexico. It occurred before and after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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BP Oil Spill
5:02 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Senator Landrieu Hails Passage of Restore Act in Senate

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is applauding the Senate’s passage of the Restore Act, which designates 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from the BP oil spill to the five Gulf states.

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BP Oil Spill
4:05 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Feinberg Finishes With BP Claims Process

The attorney handling damage claims from the BP oil spill is no longer in charge of deciding compensation. A federal court is taking over jurisdiction.

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4:00 am
Mon February 27, 2012

BP Liability Trial Delayed

There’s been a delay in the federal trial to determine damages from the BP oil spill. Judge Carl Barbier is giving parties another week for settlement negotiations to continue.

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BP oil spill
4:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

BP Wins Key Pre-Trial Motions in Federal Court Over Gulf Oil Spill

BP has won a ruling that bars some references to earlier accidents from a trial over its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The federal judge hearing the case feared opening a “trial within a trial.”

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BP Oil Spill
12:04 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Business Complains Offshore Drilling Permits Still Stalled

The Greater New Orleans Inc. says a survey of small and mid-sized companies shows they’re still suffering from the 2010 off-shore drilling moratorium enacted after the BP oil spill. Business and political leaders are calling on Washington for help.

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BP oil spill
10:22 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Judge Finds BP Primarily Responsible for Oil Spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned on April 21, 2010.
U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images

A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled BP is primarily responsible for damage caused by the oil spill in 2010. But, Eileen Fleming reports, the owner of the drilling rig that blew up could still have to pay punitive damages and civil penalties.

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