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Freeh: Law firm failed to detect BP claims fraud

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said a Richmond, Va., law firm failed to detect fraud while distributing claims in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill case.
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.
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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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