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July 2, 2015, 1:21 pm
BP to Pay Record $18.7 Billion to Settle Gulf Oil Spill Claims

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion killed 11 people and poured millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

September 4, 2014, 5:06 pm
Judge: BP Acted with “Gross Negligence” in Gulf Oil Spill

A federal judge says BP made “profit-driven decisions” in dealing with a rig explosion that resulted in 11 deaths and the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

February 25, 2013, 11:56 am
BP Facing Up to $17 Billion in Penalties in Civil Trial

The trial, which begins today, will determine whether the oil giant was “grossly negligent” in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

November 29, 2012, 10:50 am
Latest Sanction Against BP Goes Beyond Gulf Spill

The Obama administration temporarily banned BP from federal contracts yesterday — a move that’s been years in the making.

November 15, 2012, 12:39 pm
BP to Pay Record $4.5 Billion for 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Oil giant British Petroleum announced today that it will pay $4.5 billion to settle charges for the April 2010 explosion at its Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 workers and unleashed more than 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

September 5, 2012, 1:22 pm
U.S. Slams BP for “Gross Negligence” in Gulf Oil Spill

In a scathing memo submitted last week to the New Orleans court that will hear the case, government attorneys write that their investigation unmasked a “culture of corporate recklessness” at the British oil giant.

July 16, 2012, 12:53 pm
Seven Years Later, BP Still Paying for Texas Refinery Violations

The $13 million settlement is the latest in the regulatory body’s efforts to hold the company accountable for a 2005 refinery explosion, which killed 15 people and injured 170.

April 25, 2012, 11:16 am
Two Years Later, First Criminal Charges Filed in BP Oil Spill

Two years after oil from a BP well began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges alleging that a former BP employee destroyed critical evidence in the early days of the unfolding disaster.

April 19, 2012, 12:42 pm
Do We Need a “Death Penalty” for Negligent Oil Companies?

Two years after an explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers and unleashed more than 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, deepwater drilling is back up at the levels it was before the April 20, 2010 accident…

October 24, 2011, 5:00 pm
Obama Admin. Approves BP’s Plans to Drill in Gulf of Mexico

On Friday, the Obama administration approved BP’s first plan to drill oil in the Gulf of Mexico since the April … Continue reading

December 16, 2010, 12:07 pm
Same Old Story?

WikiLeaks U.S. embassy cables offer this footnote to FRONTLINE’s recent report on BP, The Spill: A year and a half before their Gulf of Mexico disaster, the company had a giant gas leak halfway across the world at a gas platform in Azerbaijan.


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