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Fierce North Sea Storm Forces Oil Rig Evacuations; Worker Killed

A fierce storm in the North Sea forced oil firms to evacuate platforms and shut down production on Thursday on concerns that they could be hit by a drifting barge that had broken its anchor. The strong winds had ripped …

Liberty Insurance Must Pay Attorneys’ Fees in Gulf Oil Spill Case

A federal appeals court has ruled against an insurer in its quest to avoid paying attorneys’ fees in litigation stemming from 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans found hollow …

Mississippi City Settles Oil Spill Claims with BP for $4.9M

The city of Biloxi, Miss., is accepting $4.9 million from BP as part of a group settlement of local government claims for economic losses caused by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week, BP and …

Ohio Sues BP for $33M Over Tank Leak Cleanup Costs

BP Plc double dipped by taking a total of more than $33 million from an Ohio compensation fund and insurers to clean up leaks from underground storage tanks, according to the state’s attorney general. Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio’s …

Trial Over, Judge to Decide Extent of BP’s Penalties for Gulf Oil Spill

The latest phase of a trial to determine how much BP should pay in Clean Water Act penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill — which could reach $13.7 billion — ended on Feb. 2, but a decision …

Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms BP’s Liability in Gulf Oil Spill

A federal appeals court panel has reaffirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the latest loss for the oil giant as it fights court decisions …

Panel Rules BP Spill Claims Don’t Require Direct Harm

A federal appeals panel ruled that businesses don’t have to prove that they were directly harmed by BP’s 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments. The ruling could clear the way for payments to resume from a …

Court Revives Lawsuit Against BP Over Alaska Oil Spill Statements

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived a shareholder lawsuit against BP PLC over statements the company made in the wake of a 2006 oil spill in Alaska. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San …

Minnesota to BP: Insurance Money Plus State Funds Equals Double Dipping

Minnesota is suing British Petroleum for $25 million, alleging the company double dipped when it sought state funds on top of insurance payments to clean up contamination from leaking petroleum storage tanks. The Department of Commerce and Minnesota’s Petrofund Board …

Halliburton Seeking Settlement Over Gulf Oil Spill

BP’s cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 announced that it is trying to negotiate a settlement over its role in the disaster, a focus of trial testimony that ended last week. …