Deepwater Horizon oil spill News

Trump Administration to Relax Offshore Safety Rules Sparked by 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns …

2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Costs Total $61.6B

Oil giant BP PLC has put a final price tag on what its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost the company, and it’s a hefty sum: $61.6 billion. The company issued the estimate Thursday, the first time it has …

BP Agrees to $18.7B Oil Spill Settlement with Government, Gulf States

BP Plc has agreed to a preliminary deal in which it will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle claims by five Gulf states and the U.S. government for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst oil spill in …

BP Oil Spill Deal Doesn’t Cover Claims by Insurers, Banks, Others

BP Plc’s record $18.7 billion settlement ended government claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving numerous smaller private lawsuits to be mopped up. While investors, residents and businesses that didn’t join a 2012 settlement still demand billions, …

Feds Seek Up to $18B Spill Pollution Fine From BP

The government wants BP Plc to pay $16 billion to $18 billion in water-pollution fines for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history while seeking more than $1 billion from the co-owner of the blown-out well that caused the …

OSHA Impersonator Gets 57 Months in Oil Spill Scam

A woman has been sentenced to 57 months in prison for bilking Gulf Coast residents by posing as a federal safety official after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that 47-year-old Connie Knight, formerly …

Florida Becomes 4th State to Sue BP Over Oil Spill

The state of Florida filed a lawsuit Saturday against oil company BP and cement contractor Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, becoming the fourth state to seek damages for the 2010 disaster. The suit, among other things, faults BP …

Judge Okays BP Plea, $4B Penalty in Gulf Oil Spill

A U.S. judge accepted an agreement by BP Plc to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The company …

BP Suspended From New U.S. Government Contracts

BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says. Two weeks ago, BP agreed to plead guilty to charges involving the deaths of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which …

Oil Spill Fraud Could Result in Prison Term for Mississippi Woman

A 37-year-old Mississippi woman who claimed the Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused her to lose $9,800 from her job in Bay St. Louis faces up to 20 years in prison for mail fraud. The Sun Herald reports Dina Garb Spoon …