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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.
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by Paul HANDLEY (AFP)

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...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. court rejects BP appeal over Gulf spill losses

A divided U.S.
In the Media by Jonathan Stempel (Reuters)

BP loses bid to block seafood fund payments

A U.S.
In the Media by Jessica Dye (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by Dan Levine (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran

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.
In the Media by Can Tran

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Candace Calloway Whiting - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Nicole Byerly - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by James Hutchinson - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 19 comments

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.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

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.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

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.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

BP gives $10 million to oil spill claimant, no review by admin

Washington - Of the 91,000 oil spill claims filed by individuals and businesses awaiting final settlement on BP’s Gulf of Mexico disaster last year, only one business has received final settlement payment, an “existing BP partner,” issued a $10 million payment.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 3 comments

Woman who lost parents settles with BP

One settlement that was the result of March 2005 BP plant's explosion.
In the Media by elstan
 

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BP s recent negligence in the Gulf of Mexico disaster appears to be related to greed.
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BP's recent negligence in the Gulf of Mexico disaster appears to be related to greed.
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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.
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BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies before Congress
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BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies before Congress
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A worker steam washes the jetty at Perdido Pass to remove oil that has collected there  in Orange Be...
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A worker steam washes the jetty at Perdido Pass to remove oil that has collected there, in Orange Beach, AL on August 26, 2010.
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An Italian tanker fills up with crude oil at Hound Point terminal in the Firth of Forth. Whenever a ...
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An Italian tanker fills up with crude oil at Hound Point terminal in the Firth of Forth. Whenever a tanker is filling up at least two tugs are in attendance.
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Bart Stupak (D-Mich.)  the chairman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Ene...
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Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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Tony Hayward  Group Chief Executive  BP  United Kingdom  captured during the session  Scenarios Seri...
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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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Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon.
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Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon.
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Oiled pelicans onshore on Grand Isle  La.
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Oiled pelicans onshore on Grand Isle, La.
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During President s most recent visit to the Gulf coast region to stem rising criticism over his hand...
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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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Tony Blair  former British prime minister is widely criticized for offering Libyan dictator Muammar ...
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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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File photo: Clouds of smoke billow up from controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico May 1...
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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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Congressman Steve Scalise from Louisiana holds up a photo of a pelican covered in oil during a congr...
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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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The fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig helped create the disaster from The Examiner.
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The fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig helped create the disaster from The Examiner.
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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
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The Quakers’ meeting house in Manchester  England
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The Quakers’ meeting house in Manchester, England
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Bob Dudley is CEO of BP
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Bob Dudley is CEO of BP
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BP s erroneous ways have landed the company a $5.2 million fine  the single largest fine levied by t...
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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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Pelican covered with oil from BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
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Pelican covered with oil from BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
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