OIl Pollution Act News

Judge: BP not Required to Pay Moratorium-Related Oil Industry Losses

A federal judge in Louisiana ruled that BP does not have to pay for economic losses other businesses suffered when the federal government shut down deep-water drilling in the wake of BP’s catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of …

BP’s Oil Spill Settlement with Gulf States, U.S. Tops $20 Billion

The value of BP Plc’s settlement with the U.S. government and five Gulf states over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill rose to $20.8 billion in the latest tally of costs from the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement is the …

Coast Guard Battles Oil Spill Cleanup, Traffic Demands on Mississippi River

The Coast Guard let vessels pass through a closed section of the Mississippi River at Vicksburg as it evaluates how traffic would affect efforts to remove and clean up oil from a leaking barge, a Guard spokesman said. Chief Petty …

Judge: BP, Anadarko, Transocean May Be Liable for Oil Pollution Claims

BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. are liable and Transocean Ltd. may be liable for civil damages under federal pollution laws over the catastrophic 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S. judge ruled. Wednesday’s decision by U.S. District Judge …