Napolitano offers farewell address, urges immigration reform

Napolitano offers farewell address, urges immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Outgoing U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended her agency's work on immigration in a farewell address Tuesday.

Oil spill settlement chief says BP fraud claims 'unfounded'

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The administrator of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims settlement program has rejected as "unfounded" allegations by BP the program is riddled with fraud.

U.S. proposes offshore safety overhaul

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. offshore energy regulator said it was proposing new rules to address oil and natural gas operations with technological advancements in mind.

BP ordered to explain its refusal to pay $130M

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- BP was ordered to appear in a U.S. court Wednesday to explain why it shouldn't pay $130 million in its multibillion-dollar Gulf Coast oil-spill settlement.
Halliburton to plead guilty in BP oil spill case

Halliburton to plead guilty in BP oil spill case

HOUSTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Oilfield services giant Halliburton will plead guilty to deleting evidence possibly linking it further to the BP oil disaster, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Drilling rig in Gulf of Mexico collapses after fire

Drilling rig in Gulf of Mexico collapses after fire

GRAND ISLE, La., July 24 (UPI) -- A Gulf of Mexico drilling rig that caught fire has started to collapse, as natural gas leaks from the well it was drilling, federal officials said Wednesday.

EU serious about offshore drilling safety

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Oil and natural gas companies are called on to do more to ensure their offshore operations are safe, the EU energy commissioner said from Washington.

Transocean sets new drilling depth record

NEW DELHI, July 10 (UPI) -- A world record was set in India this week for offshore drilling operations at a water depth of more than 10,400 feet, rig contractor Transocean said.

BP appealing ruling on gulf oil spill settlement payments

NEW ORLEANS, July 6 (UPI) -- British Petroleum is appealing a judge's decision to allow businesses and individuals not directly affected by the 2010 gulf oil spill to seek cash settlements.

Freeh to probe BP spill-fund allegations

NEW ORLEANS, July 3 (UPI) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will probe alleged wrongdoing linked to BP's multibillion-dollar fund compensating victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Deepwater oil drilling gaining momentum

HOUSTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Deepwater drilling for oil and natural gas reserves has returned to the level before the BP oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, analysis shows.

Massive tar mat dug up off Louisiana coast 3 years after rig disaster

NEW ORLEANS, June 26 (UPI) -- A huge tar mat, a slab of oil residue and sand, was dug up near a Louisiana beach three years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

U.S. energy debate shifts to safety

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Companies considering drilling for oil and gas in U.S. waters should assess the safety factors involved, an environmental researcher testified.

Cleanup from Deepwater spill done in 3 states

NEW ORLEANS, June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said cleanup efforts following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is finished in three states: Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

British gov't gives nod to EU offshore rules

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- The British government will use European Union measures on offshore oil and natural gas safety as a benchmark for the domestic industry, an official said.

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Europe clamps down on offshore energy safety

STRASBOURG, France, May 22 (UPI) -- Legislation in the European Union regarding oil and natural gas production safety is long overdue, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said.

Outrage over 2010 BP spill charge dismissal

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- A member of Congress who led an investigation into the BP oil spill in 2010 expressed outrage that a judge threw out a charge against a former BP executive.
BP says oil spill settlement is too costly

BP says oil spill settlement is too costly

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- Oil giant BP has turned to the government for help with the compensation deal for victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the BBC reported.

BP wants Cameron's help with 2010 spill

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- BP said it wants British Prime Minister David Cameron to raise the issue of fines associated with the 2010 oil spill at the Group of Eight meeting next month.

Exxon eyes oil field 5 miles underwater

IRVING, Texas, May 8 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil and Norwegian energy major Statoil said they were examining a frontier field in the Gulf of Mexico said to hold 6 billion barrels of reserves.
Fish in Gulf of Mexico showing long-term oil spill effects

Fish in Gulf of Mexico showing long-term oil spill effects

DAVIS, Calif., May 2 (UPI) -- Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill sickened an important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico for at least a year after the disaster, researchers say.

Mexico sues BP over 2010 spill

HOUSTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The Mexican government is suing for claims related to the 2010 oil spill in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico, BP confirmed.

U.S. tests deep-water well response

NEW ORLEANS, May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators conducted a snap drill in the Gulf of Mexico to ensure measures are in place to respond to a major oil incident, a federal director said.

Gulf of Mexico issues far from over for BP

NEW ORLEANS, April 22 (UPI) -- Texas is among U.S. states that may seek additional damage payments from BP in response to the 2010 oil spill, the state attorney general said.
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