BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. Triggered by the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20 2010, which killed 11 men, the spill flowed for three months with an estimated 53,000 barrels per day escaping from the well. On July 15, 2010, the leak was finally stopped by capping the gushing wellhead, but only after it had released approximately 4.9 million barrels (780,000 m3) of crude oil in to the Gulf of Mexico. The environmental impact of this was enormous. The U.S. Government named BP as the responsible party and officials committed to holding the company accountable for all cleanup costs and other damage. After its own internal probe, BP admitted that it made mistakes which led to the oil spill.
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A BP executive says the oil giant's contractors shared responsibility for blowouts like the Deepwater Horizon incident.
Transocean agreed to pay $1.4bn to settle US government charges over BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
BP will outline growth plans for its oil and gas production arm this week.
BP has raised its dividend, confident it can fight back from a devastating US oil spill with a big pile of cash, a rejigged business in Russia and a focus on exploration and production.
The US government intends to prove gross negligence or wilful misconduct at trial in the Deepwater Horizon case.
BP has announced unexpectedly weak quarterly results partly due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP and Transocean lacked clear safety guidelines for the Macondo well before it triggered the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
BP reported falls in profit as production fell after it was forced to sell fields to pay for the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
A trial over who should pay for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been pushed back to March 5.
BP is suing Halliburton to recover all costs and expenses for the clean-up of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP has accused oilfield services company Halliburton of destroying key evidence over last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP and Macondo well partner Anadarko have agreed on a $4bn settlement on cleanup costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP has outlined contingency plans for worst-case scenarios as it prepares to start drilling off the coast of Shetland.
A government report into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill may lead to BP shelling out $30bn in legal settlements.
A US federal report into last year's BP oil spill on the Deepwater Horizon rig could be released this week, a source has said.
BP has had a pipeline leak at its Alaskan oilfields, the latest blow to its reputation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP says it will improve drilling practices as it rebuilds investor and public confidence after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP has reached an out-of-court settlement with one of the companies it contracted for work on the Deepwater Horizon rig.
BP has won a battle with partner Mitsui to share the cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP’s biggest shareholders are calling for the oil giant to sell up to half of its assets as part of a radical restructuring.
Protestors were ejected from BP’s annual general meeting in London today after attempting to storm the stage.
BP faces protests from activists, workers, indigenous communities, and Gulf of Mexico residents when it holds its AGM.
Oil giant BP has revealed plans to sell several assets in the UK, including the biggest onshore oil field in Western Europe.
The embattled administrator of the $20bn (£12.3bn) compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling potential claimants that he is, a US judge has ruled.
BP suffered its first annual loss in nearly two decades after revealing that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will cost it more than $40 billion (£25.2 billion).
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