Deepwater Horizon News

Green Groups Sue Trump Administration for Gutting Offshore Oil Safety Rules

WASHINGTON — A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Interior Department’s rollbacks of safety measures put in place by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. …

BP Spill Left Oil Slick on Seafloor the Size of Rhode Island

The BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that …

BP Wants Judge to Amend ‘Gross Negligence’ Ruling

BP has asked a federal judge to reconsider a ruling that could cost the oil giant around $18 billion in additional fines stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Attorneys for BP PLC say in a motion filed …

4 Years Later, BP Oil Spill Compensation Battle Continues

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last …

BP Pushes Limits to Tap Extreme Fields of Oil

BP’s strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper. BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that …

Liabilities and Litigation Litter BP Road to Closure

BP stands convicted of the biggest corporate crime in U.S. history, based on the scale of its punishment. Moving on will not be easy. Having agreed to pay $4.5 billion and wear the label of felon, the British oil company …

BP to Pay $4.5B to U.S. in Oil Spill Plea Deal

BP Plc will pay a $4 billion penalty and plead guilty to felony misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster that caused the worst offshore oil spill in the country’s history, the company said on Thursday. The company will also pay …

Mississippi Man Indicted for Alleged Oil Spill Fraud

A Columbia, Miss., man is under federal indictment for allegedly filing $10,000 worth of false claims for Deepwater Horizon oil spill relief funding. The Clarion-Ledger reports Jermaine Ball is charged with a separate felony for each of the $5,000 checks …

BP Emails Reveal Company Veiling Spill Rate

On the day the Deepwater Horizon sank, BP officials warned in an internal memo that if the well was not protected by the blow-out preventer at the drill site, crude oil could burst into the Gulf of Mexico at a …

BP Reaches Deal with Weatherford Over Gulf Oil Spill Costs

BP has reached agreement with Weatherford U.S., L.P. to settle potential claims between the companies related to the Deepwater Horizon accident. Under the agreement, Weatherford, which manufactured the float collar used in the well, will pay $75 million. BP said …