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2 November 2011

Fight Over Gulf Spill Grows [USA]

Author: Russel Gold, Wall Street Journal

Transocean...which owned and operated the deepwater drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, filed a legal motion...asking the federal court in New Orleans to let the company off the hook for costs related to the cleanup of the roughly 4.9...

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8 November 2011

BP wants US probes barred from oil spill lawsuits [USA]

Author: Harry R. Weber, Associated Press

The companies involved in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history are trying to prevent government investigations blaming them for the disaster from being used against them by the people and businesses who are suing them. Billions of dollars are...

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17 November 2011

BP not entitled to insurance coverage under Transocean, Barbier rules

Author: Alejandro de los Rios, Louisiana Record [USA]

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has ruled that BP is not eligible for millions of dollars in coverage for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and oil spill under oilrig owner Transocean's insurance policies. Transocean was leasing the...

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17 November 2011

Brazilian federal police investigate Chevron offshore oil spill

Author: Associated Press

The Brazilian Federal Police...began investigating an oil spill in an offshore field operated by Chevron...a leak that an environmental group alleges is far bigger than the company has stated...Globo TV’s G1 website quoted Scliar [head of the Federal...

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21 November 2011

Chevron faces possible ban over Brazil leak

Author: Samantha Pearson, Financial Times

Brazil said it could ban Chevron from drilling in its lucrative deepwater oilfields as well as imposing heavy fines for a leak off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, sending a warning signal to foreign companies looking to profit from the country’s oil boom....

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30 November 2011

U.S. to seek more fines in Gulf oil spill

Author: Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Hearst Newspapers

The federal government will seek new penalties against BP, Transocean and Halliburton for alleged safety and environmental violations in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, an Obama administration official said...Michael Bromwich, the outgoing...

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8 December 2011

New lawsuit filed in Gulf oil spill [USA]

Author: Eric Heisig, HoumaToday.com [USA]

More than 100 people and businesses have filed a new lawsuit against BP, saying the company's Gulf oil spill damaged their livelihoods...The suit, which names BP, Transocean and Cameron International...as defendants, was filed on behalf of fishermen...

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12 December 2011

Transocean Says It Doesn’t Owe Fines for Below-Surface Spill [USA]

Author: Margaret Cronin Fisk, Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg

Transocean...said it can’t be forced to pay federal fines or penalties for oil spilled below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in the Deepwater Horizon incident because of an indemnity contract with BP...Transocean asked a federal judge in New Orleans...

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14 December 2011

Cameron Appeals BP Gulf Spill Trial Plan, Wants Case Before Jury [USA]

Author: Margaret Cronin Fisk, Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg

Cameron International...told a federal appeals court its right to a jury trial would be infringed under a plan to have a judge determine which companies should be blamed for the 2010 BP...oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Cameron, which made the blow...

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15 December 2011

Chevron, Transocean in $11 billion Brazil oil suit

Author: Reuters

Brazilian prosecutors sued Chevron Corp…and…Transocean Ltd for 20 billion reais ($10.6 billion) over their alleged roles in a November oil spill near Rio de Janeiro. The civil suit filed by federal prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro state also seeks to...

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