BP Admits To Spilling Even More Oil In Lake Michigan

By: Friday March 28, 2014 8:05 am

Not surprisingly, BP is still spilling oil all over America. A thoroughly predictable outcome given the near-complete pass they received after the Gulf Coast spill. This time it is one of America’s Great Lakes that is being polluted by BP’s reckless behavior, Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is the source of drinking water for 7 million [...]

Halliburton Manager Gets Probation For Gulf Oil Spill And Destroying Evidence

By: Wednesday January 22, 2014 5:54 am

Four years after the Deep Horizon Oil Spill, with all the big fish long free, one man was set to actually pay for his role in poisoning the gulf then destroying the evidence of it. Anthony Badalamenti was the cementing technology director for Halliburton on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Badalamenti was charged by prosecutors [...]

Oil Companies Raided In Price-Fixing Probe

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 11:29 am

BP and Shell have been raided by agents of the European Commission on suspicion of rigging oil prices for over a decade. Rigging petroleum prices could prove to be even more lucrative than rigging LIBOR. The London offices of BP and Shell have been raided by European regulators investigating allegations they have “colluded” to rig [...]

Death Toll Continues To Climb In Algeria

By: Monday January 21, 2013 5:53 am

In what may be a case study on how not to handle a hostage crisis, the death toll from the Algerian government’s raid on the BP natural gas plant has risen: The death toll from the bloody terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in Algeria has climbed past 80 as the country’s forces searching [...]

EPA Suspends BP From New Federal Government Contracts

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 8:30 am

The Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily suspended BP from any new contracts with the federal government. In a statement, the EPA attributes this action to “BP’s lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company’s conduct with regard to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, explosion, oil spill, and response, as reflected by the filing of a [...]

BP Criminal Settlement Announced: $4.5 Billion Fine, 2 Charged With Manslaughter

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 11:32 am

So now we have an answer to the talk of a settlement in the BP oil disaster case. The company will pay a total of $4.5 billion in fines and payments, as well as admit to criminal charges. But the fines and payments do not include civil violations of either the Clean Water Act or [...]

BP, Justice Department Close to Settlement in Deepwater Horizon Case; BP to Plead Guilty of Criminal Misconduct

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 6:18 am

Well, I think we’ve figured out how an elite corporation can receive criminal charges in 21st-century America. All you have to do is spill 205.8 million gallons of oil into a US waterway. Then, you’re just going to have to cop a criminal misconduct plea, as long as the Justice Department gives you immunity from [...]

BP Poised for Comeback After Settlement on Oil Spill Claims

By: Monday March 5, 2012 8:15 am

As mentioned in The Roundup, BP settled with 120,000 victims of the oil disaster in the Gulf coast for a sum of $7.8 billion, all of which will come from the already allocated $20 billion oil spill fund. This result works well for BP, which can now get back to the business of exploiting world [...]

US Cites BP, Two Contractors in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

By: Thursday October 13, 2011 12:15 pm

The first formal citations and fines have started to roll out for the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, 18 months after the explosion that started it all. The Interior Department handed out citations to BP and some of its contractors: The citations, which could lead to millions of dollars in fines, arose from an investigation of [...]

Feinberg Expects to Pay Out Only One-Fifth of Total BP Claims Fund

By: Wednesday June 1, 2011 1:16 pm

This is a couple days old, but given the attention we paid last year to the BP oil disaster, I couldn’t let it slip by. From the Telegraph (UK): The lawyer in charge of BP’s $20bn (£12bn) compensation fund is starting to wind down his operations in the Gulf Coast with just a fifth of [...]

BP Sues Other Deepwater Horizon Rig Contractors

By: Thursday April 21, 2011 7:40 am

In addition to being the anniversary of the BP oil disaster, yesterday was a deadline of sorts for lawsuits in the incident to be filed. And BP got theirs in under the wire. BP on Wednesday sued the maker of the device that failed to stop last year’s calamitous Gulf oil spill and the owner [...]

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