BP oil spill News

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010 Was Bigger Than Satellite Images Showed

Toxic and invisible oil spread well beyond the known satellite footprint of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a new study. Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel school of Marine and Atmospheric Science say their findings …

A Decade After Gulf Oil Spill, a New Wave of BP Lawsuits Hits Courts

A new wave of lawsuits against BP is hitting the federal courts nearly a decade after the Gulf oil spill. The new litigation is the result of a court ruling that blocks thousands of people from a medical settlement negotiated …

Trump Administration Seeks to Ease Offshore Drilling Safety Rules

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday proposed eliminating some safety regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling that the Obama administration put in place after BP’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a move it said would reduce “unnecessary burdens” …

$7M in BP Oil Spill Fines to Create 300 Conservation Jobs

About $7 million in BP oil spill penalties will create 300 conservation jobs in Gulf of Mexico states. Jeff DeQuattro of The Nature Conservancy said that employment will ramp up over three years: 10 people working in each state next …

BP Oil Spill Caused $17.2 Billion in Natural Resource Damage: Virginia Tech Scientists

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in …

Trial of Ex-BP Rig Supervisor Begins in New Orleans

Federal prosecutors and lawyers for a Deepwater Horizon rig supervisor are ready to tell jurors what they expect to prove as 65-year-old Robert Kaluza is tried on a misdemeanor pollution charge from the BP oil spill. A jury was chosen …

BP Settles Gulf Oil Spill Cross Claims with Halliburton, Transocean

BP Plc has settled with oilfield services provider Halliburton Co. and contract driller Transocean Ltd. cross claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst offshore disaster in U.S. history. BP still faces a potential fine of …

Jury Trials OK’d for Medical Lawsuits over BP spill Clean Up

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled oil spill cleanup workers who sue BP for medical problems that surface later in life have the right to make their case before a jury. The BP oil spill medical settlement reached in …

Ex-BP Engineer Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, Jury Told

A former BP Plc engineer deliberately destroyed evidence sought by the U.S. for a probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico well explosion and oil spill, a federal prosecutor said at the end of a trial in New Orleans. Prosecutors …

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 …