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Where did all that BP oil go? Scientists find out

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill lasted 83 days before the well-head was sealed off, and in that time, 172 million gallons of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. But one question has plagued officials for years. Where did all the oil go?

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.

BP gets first dibs on drilling in Gulf of Mexico again

Washington - The US government’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced this week it issued a deepwater drilling permit to Noble Energy, a minor owner of a well that BP has a 46.5 percent stake in.

Gulf’s seabed organisms dead by oil ‘deposited on their heads’

Washington - A new report on last year’s BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, now called a hydrocarbon discharge by some leading scientists, reveals microbes consumed around 10 percent of the total discharge, discounting government statements to the contrary.

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