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US Supreme Court rejects BP challenge to Gulf settlement 

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear energy giant BP's challenge to a settlement ordering it to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Colombian farmers sue BP in British court for $29 million

London - For the first time ever, BP will have to face UK courts over its actions overseas and may have to pay compensation for environmental degradation to private property. Experts are calling this a landmark environmental case.

BP ruled grossly negligent in 2010 oil spill

New York - BP potentially faces billions of dollars in new fines after a New Orleans judge concluded it acted with "gross negligence" ahead of the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP refinery explosion rattles Whiting, Indiana residents

Whiting - Officials are confirming that fire crews are responding to reports of an explosion at the British Petroleum (BP) oil refinery in Whiting Indiana.

Western-based multinationals may suffer from sanctions on Russia

Moscow - Western multinational energy companies already have $35 billion invested in Russian oil development. New sanctions on Russia by the US and EU may put that investment at some risk.

BP pledges to stay in Russia amid Ukraine crisis

London - British energy giant BP vowed Thursday to remain in oil-rich Russia despite the Ukraine crisis, adding it would play a key "bridge" role between the West and Moscow.

U.S. ends BP contract ban

Washington - The United States announced an end to its ban on BP obtaining government contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.The Environmental Protection Agency said that BP "agreed to safety and ethics improvements" in exchan...

Environmental regulator ends US contract ban on BP

Washington - The US Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday an end to its ban on BP obtaining government contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.The EPA said in a tweeted statement that BP "agreed to safety and ethic...

BP must face shareholder suit over 2006 Alaska oil spill

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived a shareholder lawsuit against BP PLC <BP.L><BP.N> over statements the company made in the wake of a 2006 oil spill in Alaska.

United States Air Force begins evacuating hostages in Algeria

A United States Air Force aero evacuation plane has begun the process of evacuating Americans and other foreign nationals from the BP gas complex in Amenas, Algeria.

Details of attempted hostage rescue in Algeria remain unclear

Thursday was a day marked with confusion, concern, frustration and bloodshed as members of the Algerian military launched a rescue offensive on a BP gas complex in Amenas, Algeria.

Militants: 35 hostages held in Algeria killed in assault

Algerian security sources have told Reuters that 35 hostages being held at an oil field in Algeria have been killed. Fifteen kidnappers have also been killed, according to Al Jazeera.

British Petroleum's $7.8 billion payout approved by judge

Just recently, a US District Judge approved a settlement in which British Petroleum is paying out $7.8 billion dollars to anybody that agreed to settle.

EPA to BP: No new contracts with the federal government

Asides from having to pay out $4.5 billion, BP has something else to deal with: a ban from the EPA from pursuing new contracts with the federal government.

BP agrees to plead guilty, pay more than $4 billion in penalties

The British oil company, BP, and the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), have reached a settlement agreement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that devastated much of the gulf coast.

Wildlife, Gulf Coast area once again at risk due to BP oil leak

BP is once again making headlines in the Gulf of Mexico, this time due to oil seeping from the abandoned containment dome used to help stop the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

BP exhibited 'willful misconduct' claims Dept. of Justice

New Orleans - The US Department of Justice filed a brief in United States District Court in New Orleans claiming BP showed "gross negligence", "willful misconduct" and exhibited a "culture of corporate recklessness" in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Up to 45,000 wild horses face slaughter by the U.S. government Special

Thousands of America's iconic wild horses may be headed to slaughter at the hands of the U.S. government; some herds may face extinction. Oil, mining and cattle interests are driving down the wild horse population and the space left for them to roam.

Gulf coral death now 'definitively linked' to BP oil spill

New Orleans - Scientists have performed months of laboratory work and can now confirm that oil from BP's blown-out well is causing the slow death of the deep-sea coral community in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP comes to settlement agreement with oil spill victims

BP released a statement to NewsCore that they have come to an agreement with those affected by the Gulf Oil Spill, which began with an explosion from the Deepwater Horizon nearly two years ago on April 20, 2010.

BP raises dividend by 14%

BP raises cash dividend by 14%. This is the first increase since it was reinstated last year, following the suspension after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Updated: BP pipeline leak on the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh

Edinburgh - The Scottish Environment Protection Agency confirm that they are dealing with a leak from a pipe at a BP terminal on the Firth of Forth.

BP gets green light to drill in the Gulf of Mexico

BP found themselves in hot water more than a year ago, but the company has gotten the OK to drill in the Gulf once again.

Op-Ed: More oil madness — BP to drill in the Shetlands

Less than eighteen months after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and environmental disaster, the company behind it has been given the go ahead to drill in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

BP, Exxon just keep spilling oil

A rupture at a BP pipeline closed for maintenance spilled 4200 gallons of a mixture of methanol and oily water onto the Alaskan tundra over the weekend.

BP agree $1 billion early restoration agreement

It is one year on from the Deepwater Horizon disaster and an agreement between the Natural Resource Trustees and BP means $1 billion will be made available to help fund early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

Documents reveal BP’s attempt to influence Gulf spill research

Washington - A series of emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal BP's attempts to influence work from a $500 million fund it pledged for independent scientific research into effects of last year' s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP executives could face manslaughter charges

Washington - US prosecutors are assessing whether to pursue manslaughter charges against BP company managers over last year’s Gulf of Mexico fiasco that took the lives of 11 workers and created the largest environmental disaster in the country’s history.
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Bart Stupak (D-Mich.)  the chairman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Ene...
Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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Oiled pelicans onshore on Grand Isle, La.
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Pelican covered with oil from BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
Pelican covered with oil from BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
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Tony Hayward, Group Chief Executive, BP, United Kingdom, captured during the session "Scenarios Series: Fuelling the Future" at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East 2008 held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
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During President's most recent visit to the Gulf coast region to stem rising criticism over his handling of the BP disaster, he is seen with a tarball in his hand.
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Congressman Steve Scalise from Louisiana holds up a photo of a pelican covered in oil during a congr...
Congressman Steve Scalise from Louisiana holds up a photo of a pelican covered in oil during a congressional hearing with BP CEO Tony Hayward. Throughout the day-long questioning, Hayward was constantly criticized for refusing to provide direct answers.
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BP s erroneous ways have landed the company a $5.2 million fine  the single largest fine levied by t...
BP's erroneous ways have landed the company a $5.2 million fine, the single largest fine levied by the Department of Interior since a federal law enacted in 1982 allows it to do so.
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Art exhibition in Naples  FL of sculpture (very large ceramic) influenced by the BP Oil spill  one y...
Art exhibition in Naples, FL of sculpture (very large ceramic) influenced by the BP Oil spill, one year anniversary. All of the sculptures are black, as if they were covered in oil. Birds and animals in the work look as if they are dying or are dead. Artist Kosmas Ballis created these works in direct response to the spill. He also lives on the Gulf coast. More images and info. at: www.plgart.com video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4bCr4PoaxI
Tony Blair  former British prime minister is widely criticized for offering Libyan dictator Muammar ...
Tony Blair, former British prime minister is widely criticized for offering Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi "the hand of friendship." Blair first visited Libya in 2004, and was instrumental in transforming a pariah state into an ally and helping BP to seal a big energy deal with Gaddafi's regime.
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The Quakers’ meeting house in Manchester  England
The Quakers’ meeting house in Manchester, England
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The town of Jardin in Antioqiua  Colombia
The town of Jardin in Antioqiua, Colombia
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The fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig helped create the disaster from The Examiner.
The fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig helped create the disaster from The Examiner.
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The Perfect Environmental Storm: With a mixture of raw oil and its toxic chemical dispersant along w...
The Perfect Environmental Storm: With a mixture of raw oil and its toxic chemical dispersant along with the start of the hurricane season, BP Oil has set up an apocalyptic event in the Mexican Gulf and the coastlines as well effecting fresh ground water tables and the ruining of the area wildlife and seafood industries in the process.
File photo: Clouds of smoke billow up from controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico May 1...
File photo: Clouds of smoke billow up from controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico May 19, 2010. The controlled burns were set to reduce the amount of oil in the water following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies before Congress
BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies before Congress
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Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon.
Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon.
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Bob Dudley is CEO of BP
Bob Dudley is CEO of BP
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BP s recent negligence in the Gulf of Mexico disaster appears to be related to greed.
BP's recent negligence in the Gulf of Mexico disaster appears to be related to greed.
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