Gulf of Mexico Tagged Articles

Report on deadly Gulf rig explosion exposes Black Elk’s poor safety record

Posted: August 31, 2013 Personal Injury

An independent report ordered by Houston-based Black Elk Energy LLC and released August 21 indicates that a contractor hired by the company to perform welding work failed to follow standard safety protocols, thereby causing an explosion on a Gulf of

Federal regulators propose tougher rule governing offshore oil drilling safety

Posted: August 26, 2013 Environmental

Federal safety regulators proposed a new rule last week that would update and strengthen offshore oil and gas drilling safety as energy giants reach into deeper and riskier waters for production. The proposed rule is one of several rule changes and

New study finds BP oil spill pollution much worse than previous government findings

Posted: August 22, 2013 Environmental

Researchers have found significantly higher contamination levels in water, sediment, and seafood collected from the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 during and after BP’s massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill than scientists from federal agencies found, a new report published in

BP sues EPA in effort to recover new drilling contracts in Gulf of Mexico

Posted: August 16, 2013 Environmental

BP’s legacy of environmental destruction, which started long before it created the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, has earned it a criminal record and a reputation as a big polluter that will stop at nothing to boost profits. But

Judicial panel rejects motion to create another BP oil spill multidistrict litigation

Posted: August 14, 2013 Environmental

A group of claimants allegedly harmed by BP’s 2010 oil spill who opted out of the March 2012 settlement agreement or were excluded from it have had their request to form a new multidistrict litigation (MDL) denied.

Court orders BP to pay $130-million administrative bill, BP loses appeal

Posted: August 8, 2013 Environmental

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan on Wednesday ordered BP to pay $130 million in administrative costs to the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center – an advance payment for the oil-spill fund administrator’s third-quarter costs, which BP had earlier refused to pay.

New report finds dispersed BP oil penetrates Gulf sand deeper, lasts longer

Posted: August 8, 2013 Environmental

Scientists are finding more troubling news that the chemical oil dispersants BP used in the Gulf of Mexico to break up its massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be doing more environmental damage than good. While previous studies documented how

BP ordered to appear in court after refusing to pay oil-spill claim center’s operating bill

Posted: August 7, 2013 Environmental

BP is refusing to pay a $130.3-million bill for the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center’s operations, and a U.S. magistrate judge wants to know why.

BP’s Dudley says he’ll keep fighting claims paid under the oil spill settlement terms

Posted: July 31, 2013 Environmental

LONDON — BP has hit dead ends in its all of its efforts to freeze payments on oil-spill claims under the settlement agreement terms it helped craft, but chief executive officer Robert Dudley vows to keep fighting.

Halliburton pleads guilty to criminal charges for destroying BP oil spill evidence

Posted: July 26, 2013 Environmental

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence that could have helped investigators understand the company’s role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 workers and set off the largest oil spill in U.S.