Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

 

U.S. proposes allowing oil, gas drilling off Atlantic Coast

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WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed allowing for the first time oil and gas exploration in a wide swath of U.S. waters off the Atlantic Coast.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects BP executive's appeal

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

26 Jan 2015

Supreme Court rejects BP executive's appeal

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

26 Jan 2015

U.S. Supreme Court rejects BP executive's appeal

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

26 Jan 2015

U.S. Supreme Court rejects BP executive's appeal

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

26 Jan 2015

BP asks for lower fine in penalty phase of Gulf spill trial

NEW ORLEANS - BP Plc, citing low oil prices, tried to whittle away at $13.7 billion in potential fines under the Clean Water Act on Tuesday as the penalty phase started in its trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

20 Jan 2015

BP asks for lower fine in penalty phase of Gulf spill trial

NEW ORLEANS - BP Plc, citing low oil prices, tried to whittle away at $13.7 billion in potential fines under the Clean Water Act on Tuesday as the penalty phase started in its trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

20 Jan 2015

BP asks for lower fine in penalty phase of Gulf spill trial

NEW ORLEANS - BP Plc, citing low oil prices, tried to whittle away at $13.7 billion in potential fines under the Clean Water Act on Tuesday as the penalty phase started in its trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

20 Jan 2015

UPDATE 2-BP asks for lower fine in penalty phase of Gulf spill trial

NEW ORLEANS, Jan 20 - BP Plc, citing low oil prices, tried to whittle away at $13.7 billion in potential fines under the Clean Water Act on Tuesday as the penalty phase started in its trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

20 Jan 2015

BP to push for lower fine in penalty phase of Gulf spill trial

NEW ORLEANS, Jan 20 - BP Plc will try to whittle away at $13.7 billion in potential fines under the Clean Water Act as the penalty phase starts on Tuesday in its trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

20 Jan 2015

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Gardner Workers use pumps to suck up pockets of oil in Bay Barataria near Grand Isle, Louisiana June 13, 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

Q&A: How would penalties apply?

Companies linked to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill face increasing liabilities and potential penalties. Here are some questions and answers on how it could play out.  Full Article