BP's ready for new U.S. energy contracts, official says

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- British energy company BP is close to getting relief from a 2012 ban on new oil contracts secured through the U.S. government, a company official said.

U.S. Geological Survey model could guide offshore oil spill cleanup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A computer modeling system could help guide cleanup efforts for oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Halliburton supervisor gets probation for Gulf spill

Halliburton supervisor gets probation for Gulf spill

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A former Halliburton manager was sentenced Tuesday to probation for destroying evidence after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Gabrielle Levy

BP considers options after oil spill settlement upheld

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- British Petroleum says Friday's court ruling in New Orleans in the Deepwater Horizon case was not the end of the story.

BP loses bid to force proof of losses tied to oil spill

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Businesses claiming damages from the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill do not have to prove they were hurt by the spill, a U.S. judge ruled, rebuffing a BP PLC plea.
Study links BP oil spill to dolphin disease

Study links BP oil spill to dolphin disease

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. government study links the BP oil disaster to Gulf of Mexico dolphin disease, but a spokesman for the oil and gas giant said the study proved nothing.
Jury convicts ex-BP engineer Kurt Mix of obstruction

Jury convicts ex-BP engineer Kurt Mix of obstruction

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jurors in the first criminal trial on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico convicted a former engineer Wednesday on one of two obstructing justice charges.

BP makes Gulf of Mexico discovery, first since 2010

HOUSTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- British energy company BP said Wednesday it made a significant oil discovery in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its first since the 2010 oil spill.

Testimony: Most of deleted messages weren't relevant to BP spill probe

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Most of the messages deleted by a BP engineer in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster weren't relevant to the spill, a recipient of the texts says.

U.S. announces projects to help recover from 2010 Gulf oil spill

MARRERO, La., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced the third and largest phase of early restoration projects linked to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Government halts five offshore operations

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it had ordered five offshore oil energy companies to shut down operations for failing to provide audits of their safety plans.
BP adds two rigs to Gulf of Mexico fleet

BP adds two rigs to Gulf of Mexico fleet

HOUSTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- BP regional President Richard Morrison said the addition of two rigs in the Gulf of Mexico is a sign of its ongoing commitment to the U.S. energy sector.

BP publishes 2010 spill data

HOUSTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- BP's vice president in charge of environmental restoration, Laura Folse, said data published from the 2010 oil spill will aid recovery in the Gulf of Mexico.

Chevron contracts Transocean for ultradeep rig

ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Rig developer Transocean Ltd. said it secured a contract from energy company Chevron to build an drillship for ultradeep waters.

Construction spending in August ... hard to say

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A report on U.S. construction spending for August due for release Tuesday is just one victim of the partial government shutdown, the Commerce Department said.
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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana on April 21, 2010. 11 workers are missing after the oil rig exploded on April 20. UPI/U.S. Coast Guard
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