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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 …

Environmentalists Sue Over Trump Rollback of Offshore Oil Safety Regulations

A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Interior Department’s rollbacks of safety measures put in place by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The lawsuit …

Large Claims Becoming More Expensive, Complex & Global: Allianz

Large liability claims are becoming more expensive, complex and international, with activity increasing outside the United States, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “Although recent years have seen a noticeable rise in large environmental liability …

Negative Outlook for Energy Insurers May Force Sector Exit: Willis Towers Watson

Energy insurers continue to feel the pressure caused by over-supply of capital and falling demand from buyers, which may lead them to exit or scale back their participation in the energy sector, according to a report published by Willis Towers …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Gulf Oil Spill Evidence

Halliburton Co. has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday. The government said Halliburton’s guilty plea is the third by a company over …

BP Sets up Anti-Fraud Hotline for Spill Claims

BP has set up a hotline for people to report alleged fraud involving claims arising from the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The July 15 launch of the hotline comes a week after a federal …

Texas Joins Flood of States Suing BP over 2010 Gulf Spill

Texas has joined the crowd of Gulf of Mexico states to file suit against BP Plc, Halliburton Co and others for their role in one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history. The complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District …