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Coast city wants $11.8M for oil spill, BP offers $76,000

GULFPORT — Gulfport leaders are seeking $11.8 million from BP for oil-catastrophe losses, but the company has so far offered only $76,000. That’s according to consultants the city hired. The Sun Herald reports the city has agreed to pay the consultants from Dutko Grayling up to $80,000 for handling the city’s claim. Annette P. Herrin, […] [...]

Obama administration: New citations likely for oil spill

GULF OF MEXICO — The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s Gulf oil spill. Michael Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says the upcoming notices stem from reviews that go beyond a federal […] [...]

Judge OKs Hoods’ lawsuit against oil spill fund administrator

JACKSON — A federal judge has ruled that Attorney General Jim Hoods’ lawsuit against the administrator of BP’s $20-billion oil spill fund to get access to claims filed by coastal residents will be heard in state court. Hood filed the lawsuit in Hinds County in July. The fund’s administrator, Washington lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, tried to […] [...]

BP needs more time to clean oil from Horn Island

GULF OF MEXICO — BP official say they need about a week of favorable weather to complete the cleanup of Horn Island in the Mississippi Gulf of Mexico. “Our guys in operations feel like that in a good five to seven days we can do that cleanup on the south shore of Horn,” said BP […] [...]

Coast Guard plan calls for end to oil spill cleanup

GULF OF MEXICO — BP will no longer be responsible for cleaning up oil that washes up on the Gulf Coast unless officials can prove it comes from the company’s well that blew out in 2010, causing the worst offshore spill in U.S. history, according to a plan approved by the Coast Guard and obtained […] [...]

Companies want federal findings kept out of oil spill case

NEW ORLEANS — The companies involved in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history are trying to prevent government investigations blaming them for the disaster from being used against them by the people and businesses who are suing them. Billions of dollars are potentially at stake in a trial scheduled for February to determine […] [...]

Aldermen approve rezoning for oil well operation

NATCHEZ — DRAYCO Exploration has received final approval for its proposed oil well operation that fronts Cemetery Road from the Natchez Board of Aldermen. The Natchez Democrat reports the board approved an ordinance that rezones five acres on an 81-acre tract of land to permit the drilling and development of the oil well. City Planner […] [...]

Transocean: BP contract shields it from paying for oil spill

GULF OF MEXICO — Transocean Limited, the company that owned the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, argued in court documents filed today that its contract with BP shields it from having to pay for the largest offshore spill in the nation’s history. In court documents filed in federal court […] [...]

Regulators cite BP, Transocean and Halliburton for oil spill

GULF OF MEXICO — Federal regulators yesterday cited oil company BP PLC and two other companies — Transocean, Ltd. and Halliburton — for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s rig explosion and massive Gulf oil spill. The companies have 60 days to appeal the citations issued by the Interior Department’s Bureau of […] [...]

Oystermen await scientists’ post-oil spill findings

GULF OF MEXICO — Louisiana may delay the start of the oyster season on most public seed grounds while scientists collect oysters and sediment to check for any damage from last year’s BP PLC oil spill. National Resource Damage Assessment teams will begin next week to look for information including how big, fat and thick […] [...]

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