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Oil major BP to cut 10,000 jobs globally amid crash in oil prices

Oil major BP has announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide, representing about 15 percent of the oil group’s 70,000 staff, by the end of the year.

Oil giant BP lays out its plan to be carbon neutral by 2050

BP's new chief executive officer has laid out an ambitious plan for the oil giant's future - an existential challenge for the oil industry. While other major oil companies agreed to curb their emissions, BP plans to zero-cut all its emissions.

Anaconda Superfund site cleanup reaches Supreme Court

Butte - The Supreme Court seemed inclined Tuesday to rule against Montana homeowners who are seeking additional cleanup of arsenic left over from years of copper smelting need the permission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

BP considering using solar power for all U.S. operations

BP is in talks with LightSource BP over the purchase of solar energy to power its operations in the United States. A contract may be signed within six months, according to a LightSource BP spokesperson.

BP bows to investors: To align goals with Paris Climate Agreement

BP has bowed to pressure from investors, including the Church of England, by backing a plan to explain how its strategy and investments are consistent with the Paris climate agreement.

BP agrees to settle claims from 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

New Orleans - Oil giant BP Plc has agreed to pay nearly $19 billion in penalties to U.S. and state agencies to resolve claims still outstanding from a 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 and ravaged the southern U.S. coastline.

Millions of gallons of BP oil found on ocean's floor

While Gulf Coast residents are feeling pretty good about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, thinking it's now less harmful than originally thought, scientists have found almost 10 million gallons of BP's oil, sitting on the bottom of the Gulf.

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.

Interview with Leonie Mellinger Special

The Personal & Business Impact Coach, who initially found fame as an actress, opens up to Digital Journal about her unique, and some would say groundbreaking, profession.

Op-Ed: Sanctions in Russia create problems for global multinationals

Washington - Every year CEO's of the globe's largest oil companies meet in Moscow for an economic forum and to meet with Vladimir Putin and his chief lieutenant in the energy realm Igor Sechin.

U.S. federal court rejects BP efforts to end oil spill pay-outs

A federal court in the U.S. has rejected BP requests to halt payments over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The oil company said many claims filed were fictitious.

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.

Video: TIME explains US energy independence a 'pipe dream'

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the US could be energy independent in a few decades; but, that is met with skepticism as others give differing views and reasons.

Peter Fonda to President Obama: 'You are a f#@*ing traitor'

Speaking at the Cannes International Film Festival, Hollywood movie icon and environmental activist Peter Fonda lashed out at President Obama, considering the White House's actions on the BP oil spill traitorous.

BP, Russia reach agreement on Arctic drilling

No sooner had a presidential commission issued its report on last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill slamming the oil industry for careless practices, when BP closed a deal with the Russian state-run oil firm Rosneft for drilling in the Russian Arctic.

Aftermath of Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues Special

BP is continuing to pay the price of this year's Deepwater Horizon rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill happened in April and oil continued to leak until the well was capped in July.

USA, Cuba discuss collaboration to protect Gulf of Mexico sharks

Havana - Cuba and United States environmental scientists and government officials gathered last week in Havana to discuss the preservation of sharks in the Gulf of Mexico, a project that would also involve specialist from Mexico.

Op-Ed: Gulf Coast oil disaster an exercise in secrecy and deception

The fallacies about the Gulf Coast oil disaster being over are nothing but propaganda being used to mislead an unsuspecting public. People are dying to keep keep the true magnitude of the disaster covered up and the crisis is far from over

BP: American Robert Dudley to become new CEO

British oil giant BP says that Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, who has been in the spot light since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, will step down on October 1. He is to be replaced by fellow executive American Robert Dudley .

Op-Ed: BP is trying to buy the silence of Gulf Coast Scientists

For the past month, British Petroleum has been offering Gulf of Mexico research scientists as much as $250 per hour plus signing bonuses in exchange for their silence and legal aid

BP failed to fix a critical safety device leak before explosion

Kenner - The questions into why and how the BP oil disaster occurred are now being asked at a hearing by the Coast Guard and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

Revised Gulf Coast 'safety zone' rule allows credentialed media

The U.S. Coast Guard rescinded orders banning reporters and journalists from being within 20-meters of a BP 'safety zone.' Now, with two exceptions, credentialed media will have unfettered access to the spill areas

Op-Ed: Secrecy surrounding the Gulf Coast devastation is criminal

When collusion and secrecy kills: the lies and deceptions used by BP and the government to conceal rising reports of illnesses and injuries, and lethal levels of toxic chemicals devastating the Gulf Coast are criminal

BP announces oil leak stopped for first time since April

BP announced it has stopped oil from flowing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months. The good news came after it tested a new cap on Thursday.

New rule makes violating BP oil spill 'safety zone' criminal

Anyone breaching a 20-meter safety zone established by the Coast Guard around all Deepwater Horizon clean-up and response operations may face fines and felony charges

BP shareholders turned a blind eye to safety

BP investors who claim they were misled on the company's safety record did everything they could to let themselves be duped, a leading environmentalist has claimed.

Health concerns emerge over BP oil spill

Seventy-three days after the Gulf Coast oil crisis began, people are being advised to avoid some coastal areas affected by the BP oil spill. Also, there are concerns over the health and safety of workers involved in clean-up efforts.

Op-Ed: BP stands for let’s blame Palin for 'Drill Baby Drill!'

New Orleans - As the BP oil spill passes into its 62nd day, I began to wonder what the BP in British Petroleum could also stand for. Here is a list of things that I and some friends have come up with that could be the abbreviation for BP.

Op-Ed: BP still in charge of oil spill, still shrouding it in secrecy

Today President Obama launched his fourth incursion to the Gulf to assess oil spill damages and reiterate his control of the situation, but the fact remains that BP is still in charge of the disaster and BP is still shrouding it in secrecy
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BP’s chief executive officer  Bernard Looney  sets out a vision for BP as he announces new ambitio...
BP’s chief executive officer, Bernard Looney, sets out a vision for BP as he announces new ambition.
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Work crews were quickly deployed as tar balls began washing ashore on Dauphin Island  AL. The beach ...
Work crews were quickly deployed as tar balls began washing ashore on Dauphin Island, AL. The beach remained open to the public, allowing them to observe the cleanup
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Work crews clean tar balls from the beach in Grand Isle, LA
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A BP Station near Roystone, Pennsylvania in 2013.
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A hand covered in the BP oil spill
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A high volume skimming system (VOSS) skims oil from the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, La. April 28, 2010.
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BP gas station sign
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Tanker leaving the depot
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The fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig helped create the disaster from The Examiner.
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DISASTER: Boats equipped with water cannons fight the devastating fire at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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