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Mark Wahlberg to star in oil rig explosion drama 'Deepwater Horizon'

Mark Wahlberg to star in oil rig explosion drama 'Deepwater Horizon'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to lead "Deepwater Horizon," a drama based on the 2010 BP oil rig explosion and its aftermath.
Annie Martin
U.S. opens Gulf acreage to energy companies

U.S. opens Gulf acreage to energy companies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --More than 20 million acres off the coast of Texas were opened up for bidding for energy explorers Wednesday in New Orleans, the U.S. government said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Feds pressed on offshore drilling

Feds pressed on offshore drilling

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --The federal government is called on to open all U.S. territorial waters to offshore drilling because of improved safety measures, energy groups said.
Daniel J. Graeber
API raises bar on oil spill response

API raises bar on oil spill response

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --The American Petroleum Institute said its new standard for equipment used in an emergency response to an oil spill resets the bar.
Daniel J. Graeber
Study: Deepwater Horizon spill 'deeper and wider' than thought

Study: Deepwater Horizon spill 'deeper and wider' than thought

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 29 (UPI) --Researchers are gathering a greater understanding of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill's footprint, and it's "deeper and wider" than they originally thought.
Brooks Hays
New Zealand outlines oil spill response plan

New Zealand outlines oil spill response plan

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 24 (UPI) --The government of New Zealand announced Thursday it was soliciting comments on its national oil spill response strategy.
Daniel J. Graeber
Transocean spinoff launches IPO

Transocean spinoff launches IPO

HOUSTON, July 22 (UPI) --Oil services company Transocean announced Tuesday it started its initial public offering, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol RIGP.
Daniel J. Graeber
Fish lesions linked to 2010 Gulf oil spill

Fish lesions linked to 2010 Gulf oil spill

TAMPA, Fla., July 10 (UPI) --Fish in the Gulf have suffered skin lesions as a result of the crude oil spilled in 2010, say scientists from the University of South Florida.
Brooks Hays
Mahi-mahi exposed to BP oil spill swim slower

Mahi-mahi exposed to BP oil spill swim slower

MIAMI, June 23 (UPI) --Juvenile mahi-mahi exposed to BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico swim at just about half the pace of their uncontaminated brethren.
Brooks Hays
U.S. Gulf cornerstone of energy policy, secretary says

U.S. Gulf cornerstone of energy policy, secretary says

NEW ORLEANS, May 29 (UPI) --The U.S. energy portfolio continues to count on the Gulf of Mexico as a "critical component," visiting U.S. Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor said.
Daniel J. Graeber
BP to appeal Deepwater Horizon claims to Supreme Court

BP to appeal Deepwater Horizon claims to Supreme Court

HOUSTON, May 22 (UPI) --BP said, as it takes its Deepwater Horizon claims case to the Supreme Court, no reasonable judgment would force a company to pay for damages it didn't cause.
Daniel J. Graeber
Former BP employee charged with insider trading during Deepwater Horizon spill

Former BP employee charged with insider trading during Deepwater Horizon spill

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- The SEC charged a former BP employee with insider trading, for offloading his stock portfolio using confidential information relating to the Deepwater spill.
Ananth Baliga
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, wildlife still struggling

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, wildlife still struggling

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Four years after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spilling 200 million gallons of oil, wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico continue to struggle.
Brooks Hays
BP, EPA make amends over U.S. oil contracts

BP, EPA make amends over U.S. oil contracts

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The Environmental Protection Agency said it reached a "fair agreement" that would let BP do business again with the U.S. federal government.

Transocean orders two ultra-deep water rigs

ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Rig company Transocean said it awarded contracts to Singapore's maritime engineering company, Sembcorp Marine, to build drill ships for ultra-deep waters.
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