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'We're back,' BP's Bob Dudley says

'We're back,' BP's Bob Dudley says

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- British energy company BP had one of its best years in terms of new exploration despite a reputation damaged by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, an executive said.
Hastings: Obama fudging energy figures

Hastings: Obama fudging energy figures

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A House Republican leader accused the White House of employing fuzzy math when trumpeting the president's domestic energy agenda.

BP wants your trust, Dudley tells U.S.

CHICAGO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- BP aims to win back the trust of the public as it looks to return to the Gulf of Mexico and expand its U.S. footprint, the company's top executive said.
API bemoans slow return to Gulf of Mexico

API bemoans slow return to Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The fallout from a 2010 moratorium on oil and natural gas development in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico is still prevalent, an energy trade group said.
BP sues Halliburton for Deepwater spill

BP sues Halliburton for Deepwater spill

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- British energy company BP said it was suing oil contractor Halliburton for costs and damages tied to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP employees could face charges for spill

HOUSTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against BP employees in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that killed 11 people, The Wall Street Journal reported.
BP may face criminal charges for oil spill

BP may face criminal charges for oil spill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Employees with British energy company BP may have underplayed risks associated with drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before last year's spill, sources said.

Lockerbie bomber claims innocence

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Lockerbie bombing convict Abdelbaset al-Megrahi says he's innocent after Scottish authorities spoke with U.S. authorities on the 1988 airliner bombing.

Blowout designer settles with BP

HOUSTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Cameron International, the designer of the blowout preventer on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, agreed to pay $250 million in a settlement, BP announced.

Canada reviews arctic oil prospects

OTTAWA, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Canadian officials said that although there are no current plans to drill in its arctic waters, energy companies must do it right and transparently.
Gulf coast isn't clean, NWF says

Gulf coast isn't clean, NWF says

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Don't think that because BP is moving from cleanup to restoration with a $1 billion pledge that the southern U.S. coast is clean, wildlife officials said.

Bids in for first post-spill gulf leases

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Offshore oil and gas development will never be risk free but U.S. regulators have taken the safest approach possible in a recent lease sale, an official said.
BP work in Egypt delayed

BP work in Egypt delayed

CAIRO, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A one-year delay in a natural gas development in Egypt, led by BP, could create an energy crisis in the country, an executive at a state-owned gas company said.

Oil business as usual in gulf, critics say

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators didn't fully consider the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico when deciding to go ahead with an offshore lease sale, environmentalists say.

More violations for BP in Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- British energy company BP is facing five sets of complaints issued by U.S. regulators stemming from last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an agency said.
Halliburton shrugs off BP's allegations

Halliburton shrugs off BP's allegations

HOUSTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Oil services company Halliburton said charges from BP that it destroyed evidence relating to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are without merit.

BP dumps Canadian NGL assets

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- British supermajor BP announced it sold its Canadian natural gas liquids business to a Canadian company for $1.67 billion in cash.

More Gulf of Mexico claims on the way?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- BP, Transocean and Halliburton could face additional legal challenges stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an outgoing U.S. regulator said.

BP faces challenges from 2009 spill

JUNEAU, Alaska, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. government claims BP violated its probation in a 2009 oil spill from the Prudhoe Bay field near Alaska's North Slope.

In Brazil, a test case oil spill

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Officials in Brazil have accused oil giant Chevron of failing to cooperate with the government on an offshore oil spill.

Virginia upset by OCS shun

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- It was wrong for the U.S. Interior Department to leave Virginia out of plans to expand oil and gas work on the Outer Continental Shelf, a lawmaker said.

Safe energy production key, director says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Moving forward with oil and gas development safely is vital to regional energy security, the new director of U.S. safety and environmental enforcement said.

TNK-BP drops legal claim against BP

MOSCOW, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- TNK-BP, a Russian joint venture with BP, scrapped a multibillion-dollar claim against BP a day before the British company said its profits rose.
BP facing rough economic future?

BP facing rough economic future?

LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- BP is facing a difficult situation as costs from last year's oil spill and ongoing legal woes with its Russian rival drags on its performance, an analyst said.
BP, Anadarko reach gulf spill agreement

BP, Anadarko reach gulf spill agreement

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- BP said Monday a partner in the well that exploded and caused a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 agreed to pay $4 billion to settle claims.
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