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  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016

    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 …

  • TUESDAY, 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 …

  • THURSDAY, 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.

  • MONDAY, 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 …

  • THURSDAY, 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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, 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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, 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, …

  • FRIDAY, 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 …

  • MONDAY, 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 …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2010

    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 …

  • FRIDAY, 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.

  • WEDNESDAY, 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 …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 22, 2010

    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 …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 8, 2010

    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 …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010

    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 …

  • THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 2010

    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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, 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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4, 2010

    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 …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 3, 2010

    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 …

  • MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

    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 …

  • THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010

    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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010

    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 …

  • MONDAY, 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 …

  • MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010

    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 …

  • FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010

    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 …

  • THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010

    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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010

    BP knew of problems at well

    KENNER, La. – BP officials knew about a problem on a critical well safety device at least three months before the catastrophic April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, …

  • TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010, 10:13 A.M.

    Kempthorne: No one anticipated large oil spill

    Two former Interior secretaries told Congress today they did not anticipate an accident as large as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010, 6:12 A.M.

    Oil cap kept shut despite seep near ruptured well

    The federal government today allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its busted Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite a seep in the sea floor …

  • THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010, 1:06 P.M.

    BP chokes off the oil leak; now begins the wait

    BP finally choked off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico today — 85 days and up to 184 million gallons after the crisis unfolded — then began …



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