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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.

Eyebrows raised over BP spill claims

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The National Wildlife Federation is questioning claims by BP regarding the amount of oil spilled in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
Gulf of Mexico oil spill: BP back in court for second phase

Gulf of Mexico oil spill: BP back in court for second phase

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The second phase of BP's civil trial in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began Monday in New Orleans with lawyers claiming the company failed in its preparations.

BP under pressure as civil trial resumes on 2010 gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The second phase of BP's civil trial in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began Monday and the company must be held accountable, environmentalists said.

Suit: La. officials want BP to defy U.S. and remove oil boom anchors

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- BP says it is suing the state of Louisiana to block the state's demand for the removal of thousands of anchors that hold down oil-collection booms.
Former Halliburton engineer charged with destroying evidence

Former Halliburton engineer charged with destroying evidence

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Justice Department said a former Halliburton director instructed two employees to destroy evidence related to the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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.
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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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