Stories tagged: BP
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Exxon and Shell step up to defend Paris climate accord
As President Donald Trump contemplates whether to make good on his campaign promise to yank the United States out of the Paris climate accord, an unlikely lobbying force is hoping …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well
Federal and state workers have reduced the amount of pressure in an oil well that is misting natural gas on Alaska’s frozen North Slope, officials said Sunday.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Alaska oil well leaking gas in northern part of state
A federal official says crews in Alaska are ready to shut down an oil well that is misting natural gas on the frozen North Slope, but officials say it’s too …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
BP trying to get leaking oil well under control on Alaska’s North Slope
A BP oil and gas production well in Alaska’s North Slope blew out Friday morning, and on Saturday afternoon, the well was still not under control as responders fought subfreezing …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, midnight
Review: Riveting ‘Deepwater Horizon’ captivates throughout
Like the best true stories translated to film, this well-known ending works for director Peter Berg, not against him. He and writers Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan know, as …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
BP to pay $275K to resolve Whiting refinery violations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay $275,000 in penalties and reduce pollution at its Whiting Refinery to resolve water and air …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
BP chief suffers shareholder revolt over $20M pay package
British energy producer BP has suffered a revolt by shareholders who objected Thursday to increasing Chief Executive Bob Dudley’s pay package by 20 percent after profit plunged last year.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
$20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill gets judge’s OK
A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 8:52 a.m.
BP settles with US for $4.5 billion in Gulf spill
NEW ORLEANS — Oil giant BP says it has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in a wide-ranging settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf …
Wed., April 18, 2012, 7:42 a.m.
BP oil spill settlement submitted for approval
NEW ORLEANS — BP and a team of plaintiffs’ attorneys today presented a federal judge with the formal terms of a proposed class-action settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2011, 9:03 a.m.
Gulf spill blamed on poor management decisions
A key federal report puts ultimate responsibility on BP for the catastrophic failures leading to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 rig workers, …
Fri., July 8, 2011, 6:46 p.m.
BP wants to end future Gulf oil spill payouts
BP is arguing that victims of last year’s Gulf oil spill should not be paid any more claims for future losses because the areas affected by the spill have recovered …
Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 10:47 a.m.
Panel: Dollars did not trump safety in Gulf spill
The presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill challenged claims in Congress that the oil company and others sacrificed safety to cuts cost. In preliminary findings issued today, the …
Sun., Oct. 17, 2010, midnight
State candidates took BP campaign contributions
Several area state legislators accepted campaign contributions from a BP employees’ political action committee after this year’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – including two Democrats in …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010, 12:53 p.m.
Cement starts flowing to plug BP well for good
Crews started pumping cement today deep under the seafloor to permanently plug BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010, 6:34 a.m.
BP report blames itself, others for oil spill
Oil giant BP PLC laid much of the blame for the rig explosion and the massive Gulf of Mexico spill on itself, other companies’ workers and a complex series of …
Sun., Aug. 22, 2010, midnight
Feds to grill BP executives in fourth proceeding
LOS ANGELES – Federal investigators on Monday are expected to confront executives and managers of BP and rig owner Transocean about catastrophic failures in well design and disabled safety systems …
Sun., Aug. 8, 2010, midnight
Gulf seafood has image problem
NEW ORLEANS – The rich fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to reopen more than three months after crude oil began gushing from the sea floor. But …
Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, midnight
BP forces cement into Gulf oil well
LOS ANGELES – It took BP a mere five hours to pump a stream of cement down the throat of its troublesome well Thursday, finishing another major step in its …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010, midnight
Officials respond to well fix with cautious optimism
VENICE, La. – BP’s long and halting effort to bring an end to the Gulf of Mexico disaster crossed a key threshold Wednesday when the company packed its ruptured well …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, 5:22 p.m.
Crush of mud plugs BP’s well in the Gulf
In the end, it was a crush of mud that finally plugged the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, three months after the offshore drilling rig explosion that unleashed …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, midnight
Pressure drops as static kill fills well
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down …
Tue., Aug. 3, 2010, midnight
4.9 million barrels spilled in the Gulf
LOS ANGELES – BP’s outlaw well released more than 200 million gallons of oil before it was capped, government officials said Monday, as the company prepared to stuff the well …
Mon., Aug. 2, 2010, midnight
Engineers prepare next oil spill remedy
NEW ORLEANS – The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf of Mexico right now is a rush job: an experimental cap that has held …
Thu., July 29, 2010, midnight
Crews prepare relief well for oil gusher
NEW ORLEANS – Crews took another step toward readying the relief well expected to finally kill the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher, removing the plug they had popped in before …
Wed., July 28, 2010, midnight
BP positions for fresh start
NEW ORLEANS – Battered BP began reinventing itself in the shadow of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tuesday, naming its first American CEO as it reported a record $17 …
Mon., July 26, 2010, 10:37 a.m.
BP’s Hayward to leave as CEO; Russia job in works
Tony Hayward, who became the face of BP’s flailing efforts to contain the massive Gulf oil spill, will step down as chief executive in October and be offered a job …
Mon., July 26, 2010, midnight
BP scuttling embattled CEO
ATLANTA – After a bruising week of gulf oil-spill hearings and more scrutiny to come, BP moved Sunday to accelerate the departure of Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, who has …
Fri., July 23, 2010, midnight
Ships ordered out of spill site
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Key ships stationed over BP’s crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, and engineers …
Thu., July 22, 2010, midnight
Storm crimps plans for relief well work
NEW ORLEANS – A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly …