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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.

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.
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