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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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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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30 October 2011

Transocean eyes more action against BP [USA]

Author: Ed Crooks, Financial Times

Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that sank in the Gulf of Mexico last year, is planning to take further legal action against BP as it seeks to prove that the British company should be liable for almost all the costs of the...

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24 October 2011

Plaintiffs' committee wants past testimony admitted in BP suits [USA]

Author: Steve Korris, Southeast Texas Record

Plaintiff lawyers preparing for trial over liability for the Deepwater Horizon explosion seek to admit past testimony of witnesses who now refuse to testify because they might incriminate themselves...[L]eaders of a plaintiff committee urged U. S....

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17 October 2011

BP agrees $4bn Anadarko settlement

Author: Michael Stothard, Financial Times

Anadarko...the part-owner of the oil well at the centre of the Gulf of Mexico spill, has agreed to pay BP $4bn to settle all claims relating to the accident last year, which led to the death of 11 workers...The out of court settlement marks the end of...

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17 October 2011

BP to end payments to oil spill fund early [USA]

Author: Sylvia Pfeifer, Michael Stothard, Financial Times

BP will be able to cease its payments into a $20bn compensation fund to help meet claims from last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill one year earlier than expected after striking an out-of-court settlement with Anadarko...Anadarko, one of BP’s minority...

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13 October 2011

BP and partners face $45m in fines over Gulf oil spill [USA]

Author: Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian [UK]

BP and its partners on the...Deepwater Horizon oil rig face fines of up to $45m after receiving formal notice of a series of safety violations leading up to the Gulf of Mexico disaster. In a first step of a long legal battle, the interior department...

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10 October 2011

U.S. Wildcat Culture Risks Macondo Oil Spill Repeat, Graham Says

Author: Ayesha Daya, Bloomberg

The U.S. risks a repeat of the 2010 Macondo oil spill as its “wildcat culture” fails to put a premium on safety and security, the co-chairman of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill said. “U.S. oil and gas culture is the...

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6 October 2011

BP, MOEX, Halliburton sued over declining fish populations in the Gulf [USA]

Author: Glenna Herald, Ultimate Montrose [USA]

Numerous fisheries are suing Halliburton..., BP and MOEX...over claims the businesses lost profits as a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Oak Island Seafood, Baytown Seafood Restaurant and many others, filed a lawsuit...in the Harris County...

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15 September 2011

BP faulted in US oil spill report [USA]

Author: Ed Crooks, Financial Times

The conclusion of the 17-month inquiry cited dozens of failures on the part of BP and other companies...BP said it “agrees with the report’s core conclusion – consistent with every other official investigation – that the Deepwater Horizon accident was...

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