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BP to pay $7.8 bn to victims of oil spill


March 5th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS/EFE) British oil supermajor BP Plc said it has reached an out-of-court settlement estimated at $7.8 billion with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.In ... Read more...

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US blames BP’s poor decisions for Gulf oil spill


September 15th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) Poor management decisions by BP Plc at its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico were the main causes of last year's disastrous oil spill, ... Read more...

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Bugs made world’s biggest oil slick disappear fast


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) More than a year after the world's biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lingering questions about how it disappeared so quickly still exercise scientists. ... Read more...

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500K tons of hydrocarbons released during Gulf of Mexico oil discharge


February 14th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Up to 500,000 tons of gaseous hydrocarbons were emitted into the deep ocean, according to a new University of Georgia study.The authors conclude that such a large gas ... Read more...

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BP’s ‘cost-cutting decisions’ blamed for ‘avoidable’ Gulf of Mexico oil spill


January 6th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6(ANI): The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an avoidable disaster caused in part by a series of 'cost-cutting decisions' made by BP and its partners, the White ... Read more...

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BP ignored warning signs in Gulf oil well blowout, suggests report


November 18th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new report on the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico suggests the lack of a suitable approach for managing the inherent risks, uncertainties, and dangers associated with ... Read more...

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Deepwater Horizon rig plugged and “effectively dead”


September 20th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- Five months after the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, which killed 11 people and spawned the worst U.S. oil spill disaster in history, ... Read more...

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BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill well now “effectively dead”


September 20th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): British Petroleum (BP) has finally capped the leaking well that has spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.According to the BBC, a ... Read more...

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Seal completed on BP’s Gulf of Mexico disaster well


September 19th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (DPA) The final seal on BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is complete, the US official in charge of the disaster said Sunday. Five months after the ... Read more...

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Large, underwater hydrocarbon Gulf plume’s origin mapped


August 25th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have mapped the origins of the 1.2-mile-wide, 650-foot-high plume discovered in the Gulf."These results create a clearer picture of where the oil is in the Gulf," said ... Read more...

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US tightens rules on offshore drilling permits


August 17th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.17 (ANI): The Obama administration has said that it would require significantly more environmental review before approving new offshore drilling permits, ending a practice in which government regulators essentially rubber-stamped potentially ... Read more...

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BP begins ‘Static Kill,’ to permanently seal oil leak shaft


August 4th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): British Petroleum has begun pumping heavy drilling mud into its stricken well in the Gulf of Mexico, a procedure known as 'static kill', on Tuesday to permanently seal ... Read more...

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BP CEO Tony Hayward to step down by end of 2010: Report


July 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): British Petroleum's chief executive Tony Hayward is expected to step down from his post within the next ten weeks as the company seeks to restore its reputation and ... Read more...

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Oil flow contained - BP stock is slightly up


July 17th, 2010 - 2:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The incessant flow of oil that has been stopped in the Gulf of Mexico’s oilrig seems to be a source of good news for both residents of ... Read more...

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BP’s ‘top kill’ effort fails; falls back on oil spill containment strategy


May 30th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): BP's 'top kill' operation to plug the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has failed and now the company is planning a containment strategy that will cut ... Read more...

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