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BP banned from new contracts in the Gulf by EPA

GULF OF MEXICO — The Obama administration put a temporary stop to new federal contracts with British oil company BP today, citing the company’s “lack of business integrity” and criminal proceedings stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The action by the Environmental Protection Administration won’t affect current contracts, but prevents BP and its […] [...]

Many who opted out of BP settlement made invalid requests

NEW ORLEANS — Only about half the businesses and individuals who asked to be excluded from a proposed settlement over BP’s 2010 oil spill submitted valid requests, the company and a team of plaintiffs’ attorneys said in a court filing. A maximum of 13,123 potential claimants submitted valid opt-out requests by a Nov. 1 deadline, […] [...]

Lab lands grant to examine effects of BP oil spill

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory is receiving funding to support an enhanced multi-state research program examining effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. The award is among 19 grants out of 629 letters of intent announced recently by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. Approximately $20 million will […] [...]

BP pleads guilty to multiple charges, to pay $4.5B for spill

GULF OF MEXICO — Oil giant BP says it has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in a wide-ranging settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The London based multinational also said in a statement today it agreed to plead guilty to charges including 11 felony counts of […] [...]

Judge holding fairness hearing on oil spill class-action claims

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a fairness hearing for a proposed class-action settlement of economic damage claims spawned by BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. During today’s hearing, the London-based oil giant and a team of private plaintiffs’ attorneys will urge U.S. District […] [...]

Thousands opt out of class-action oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS — The architects of a proposed class-action settlement of claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are confident it won’t be derailed by thousands of businesses and individuals opting out of the deal. Thursday is the deadline for claimants to postmark written requests to opt out of the […] [...]

Association: Shrimp processors still face oil spill dilemma

GULF OF MEXICO — With looming legal deadlines related to the 2010 BP oil spill, dozens of shrimp processors along the Gulf Coast face a difficult dilemma, with either decision having the potential to jeopardize the future of their businesses and the region’s seafood industry, according to a leading trade association. All pending claims for […] [...]

Mardi Gras, Super Bowl prompts oil spill trial postponement

NEW ORLEANS  — A federal judge — citing the distractions of Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl — has postponed the trial designed to identify causes of the BP well blowout that spawned the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico. The trial had been scheduled to start Jan. 14, but U.S. District Court Judge Carl […] [...]

BP, Coast Guard say source of oil sheen capped, plugged

GULF OF MEXICO — BP says it has capped and plugged an abandoned piece of equipment that is believed to be the source of a sheen spotted near the site of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The London-based oil giant said today that it successfully placed a 750-pound cap over an […] [...]

Oil seeping from failed 2010 spill-prevention equipment

GULF OF MEXICO — A sheen on the Gulf of Mexico likely came from oil seeping out of a piece of discarded equipment that failed to contain BP PLC’s massive 2010 oil spill, the company and the Coast Guard said. A statement from BP said a three-day inspection confirmed that its Macondo well, which blew […] [...]

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