Macondo well News

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 …

Focus Shifts to BP Following Halliburton Oil Spill Settlement

Halliburton Co.’s agreement to settle most of the lawsuits stemming from its role in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history refocuses attention on the still-awaited court ruling that will decide the extent of BP Plc’s liability. U.S. District …

Court Ruling on Well Co-Ownership Could Cost BP, Anadarko Billions in Fines

BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. could face billions of dollars in fines after an appeals court ruled they were automatically liable for pollution-law violations as co-owners of the well that blew out and started the 2010 Gulf of Mexico …

Ex-Halliburton Manager Pleads Guilty in BP Case

A former Halliburton manager pleaded guilty on Oct. 15 to destroying evidence in the aftermath of the deadly rig explosion that spawned BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Anthony Badalamenti, 62, of Katy, Texas, faces a …