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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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
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.