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  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    April 11, 2014 5:40 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. Like so many... more »
  • BP rig supervisors seek trial delay

    December 12, 2012 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two BP rig supervisors have asked a federal judge to postpone their trial on manslaughter charges in the April 2010 deaths of 11 workers. Their trial is set to begin Feb. 5. In a court filing Tuesday, attorneys for BP well site leaders Robert Kaluza and... more »
  • BP official appeals medical exam order

    December 5, 2012 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A BP PLC employee has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's ruling that he must submit to a medical exam to determine whether he is fit to be questioned under oath in civil litigation spawned by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. A three-judge panel... more »
  • BP says settlement near on US penalties

    November 15, 2012 4:27 AM

    LONDON (AP) - British oil company BP says it is in advanced discussion with U.S. agencies about settling criminal and other claims from the Gulf of Mexico well blowout two years ago. In a statement on Thursday, BP said "no final agreement has yet been reached" and that any such... more »
  • BP to pay Alaska $255M for lost oil production

    November 9, 2012 4:53 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has been ordered to pay the state of Alaska $255 million for royalties on oil production lost during 2006 spills and subsequent pipeline shutdowns to replace pipe on the North Slope. The state announced the award, reached by arbitrators Oct. 31, in... more »
  • Board: BP missed the big hazard issues in spill

    July 24, 2012 7:26 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of the big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and wasn't as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired, a government safety... more »
  • Fishing industries impacted by BP Oil Spill two-years later

    April 20, 2012 11:15 PM

    Two-years later, experts say the coastline and the wetlands are recovering, and at rates faster than expected. On the other hand, the fishing industry is struggling to get back to where it was in the days before the spill. Last year proved to be one of the worst years... more »
  • Judge asked to sign off on BP oil spill settlement

    April 18, 2012 10:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and a team of plaintiffs' attorneys have presented a federal judge with the details of a proposed class-action settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars in economic damage claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company and lawyers representing... more »
  • BP Begins to Put Spill Behind it with Settlement

    March 3, 2012 1:20 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP's settlement deal with thousands of victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill is a major step toward putting the worst oil spill in U.S. history behind it. BP says it will not have to increase the $37.2 billion it has set aside to pay for... more »
  • BP executive expected to be first trial witness

    January 25, 2012 9:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A BP executive is expected to be the first witness to testify at a trial next month designed to identify the causes of a deadly rig explosion that spawned a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. In a court filing Tuesday, plaintiffs'... more »
  • Judge pares down fees for attorneys in BP case

    January 20, 2012 9:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that people pursuing their Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims against BP outside of federal court do not have to pay fees to hundreds of lawyers working on behalf of about 120,000 claimants fighting the oil giant in court. U.S. District... more »
  • BP says it is entitled to payment from Halliburton

    January 3, 2012 3:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP is reiterating claims first made last April that it is entitled to payment from contractor Halliburton Energy Services for expenses and lost profits resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon offshore oil well disaster. BP's latest filing was made Monday in federal court in New Orleans,... more »
  • BP Claims Czar: "new rules to deal particularly with Louisiana shrimpers."

    October 28, 2011 12:40 AM

    Congressman Jeff Landry laid the heat on BP Claims Czar Kenneth Feinberg at a hearing in Washington. "I agree with you, Congressman," Feinberg replied to Landry's ideas. "I appreciate that," Congressman Landry said. "The question is, what are you going to do about it?" "In the next... more »
  • BP, Anadarko settle Gulf disaster claims

    October 17, 2011 6:47 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Anadarko Petroleum Co. has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP PLC as part of a settlement related to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP said Monday that Anadarko's payment will form part of the British company's $20 billion trust fund, which has paid out... more »
  • BP Making Plans in the Gulf of Mexico

    September 28, 2011 2:17 AM

    BP is making plans to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's exploration plan (EP) was filed last week with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The plans include drilling four wells in the Keathly Canyon area of the Gulf, plans that were... more »
  • BP clearing tar balls dumped on Ala. shore by Lee

    September 7, 2011 10:40 AM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - BP workers are cleaning up tar balls tossed onto Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches by heavy surf from tropical system Lee. Crews were on the beach at Gulf Shores on Wednesday using small fishing nets to scoop up sticky black globs off the sand. They emptied... more »
  • US Officials Conducting Dead Bird Study in Gulf

    August 7, 2011 2:29 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A new study being conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims to determine how many birds may have died during the Gulf oil spill last year. The Press-Register in Mobile (http://bit.ly/qD83rW ) reports that in the "Carcass Drift Study" funded by BP PLC, researchers... more »
  • BP adopts new safety standards for Gulf drilling

    July 15, 2011 10:21 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - BP says it has adopted new, safer standards for deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The announcement comes a year after the company capped its blown-out well about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. In a letter to U.S. regulators, the company said the standards exceed... more »
  • BP: Don't give Gulf fail-safe device to Transocean

    June 24, 2011 9:58 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - BP and Transocean are at odds over who should get possession of a key piece of evidence in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill investigation once additional testing is complete. Transocean, responsible for maintaining the blowout preventer that failed to stop last year's oil spill, wants the... more »
  • BP shares up after contractor settles Gulf claim

    June 21, 2011 6:48 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Shares in oil company BP have risen strongly after one of the company's contractors agreed to settle claims arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP's shares were up 2.9 percent at 442 pence in early trading Tuesday on the London Stock Exchange, after closing the... more »
  • BP Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement with MOEX

    May 20, 2011 8:37 AM

    LONDON (AP) - MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC, one of BP's minority partners in the blown-out Deepwater Horizon well, has agreed to pay the British oil company $1.065 billion to settle all claims between the companies over the accident in the Gulf of Mexico. BP said Friday that it would continue... more »
  • Scientists Fret Over BP Funds for Gulf Research

    April 24, 2011 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time studies begin.... more »
  • Parishes getting tourism payments from BP

    April 22, 2011 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Seventeen Louisiana parishes are getting initial payments from BP's post-oil spill tourism fund. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says the payments total just over $1.2 million. Lafayette Parish is the first to have its plan approved. It will use about $235,000 to advertise regionally for its... more »
  • BP rebounding; suing amid public dismay

    April 20, 2011 11:18 PM

    When investors watched Deepwater Horizon burst into flames from their television last year, many made the decision to drop BP from their financial portfolio. The once mighty oil company plummeted from over $60/share to a mere $26. "It's rebounded." UL Finance Professor, Mary Luquette says, "it's now, around the... more »
  • New bill to force BP's help with coastal restoration

    April 19, 2011 11:47 PM

    Senator David Vitter and Representative Jeff Landry are proposing legislation that would force BP to start paying-up for coastal restoration efforts. State officials say the Natural Resources Restoration Act would speed up the recovery process by almost a decade. Almost one year ago, the scene along the gulf shorelines... more »
  • Committee looking at problems in BP fund

    April 18, 2011 7:17 PM

    Washington's Committee on Natural Resources was in southern Louisiana today hearing complaints on BP's disaster claims fund. Some of those affected by the spill calling BP and the Gulf Coast Compensation Fund "incompetent." "It's disheartening to know that GCCF can be so incompetent." Kimberly Chauvin is one furious... more »
  • Along Gulf, Spill Still Defines State of Mind

    April 16, 2011 3:23 PM

    ALONG THE GULF COAST (AP) - In the small brick church across the road from the chocolate waters of Bayou Lafourche, the Rev. Joseph Anthony Pereira unbuttons his collar as the last parishioners pull out of the lot. Tonight, nearly a year after the BP oil spill began, he's asked... more »
  • Senators Want BP Fines to Help Gulf Coast

    April 15, 2011 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's two U.S. senators have filed a bill to get 80 percent of the penalties BP faces paying for last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to go toward fixing the Gulf Coast. Similar legislative efforts have been unsuccessful so far. Sens. Mary Landrieu... more »
  • Oyster leaders Meeting to Discuss BP Spill

    April 15, 2011 6:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly a year after the BP oil spill, leaders of the oyster industry are getting together in New Orleans to discuss the continuing effects. Oyster industry representatives will be joined by Randy Pausina, the assistant secretary of the state wildlife department, and Garrett Graves, chairman of... more »
  • BP, Rosneft extend share swap deadline

    April 14, 2011 5:40 AM

    LONDON (AP) - BP says it has agreed with the Russian oil company Rosneft to extend the deadline for a share swap agreement which has been stalled by another Russian firm. BP announced Thursday that the deadline, which had been April 14, has been moved to May 16. BP is... more »
  • BP Asks Permission to Resume Drilling

    April 3, 2011 8:19 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP PLC is asking U.S. regulators to let it resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report that The New York Times published on its website Sunday. The move comes almost a year after a rig that the British oil company leased exploded.... more »
  • Federal Government Bills BP for $62 Million

    March 13, 2011 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Obama administration has billed BP PLC. for $62 million spent responding to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The federal government sent the bill Friday. It was the 10th bill sent to BP and other companies considered responsible parties. BP is required to pay for... more »
  • BP's CEO Talks About Commitment to Communities

    March 9, 2011 2:26 PM

    In an address to CERA, BP's Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley reiterated the company's commitment to the Gulf coast region. This commitment includes more than $5 billion already spent to meet claims by individuals, business and governments, and voluntarily funding independent research to help restore the unique environment of the... more »
  • BP Resumes Dividends Despite Full-Year Loss

    February 1, 2011 9:01 AM

    LONDON (AP) - BP announced Tuesday it is resuming dividend payouts for the first time since the Gulf of Mexico well disaster, despite suffering its first full-year loss since 1992, and plans to sell off almost half of its U.S. refinery business. BP said a stronger-than-expected end to 2010, in... more »
  • Potential scams top 7,000 in BP spill compensation

    January 27, 2011 8:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims, many of which have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigations, the fund's administrator told a Senate panel on Thursday. Attorney... more »
  • Administrator of BP's Claims Fund Returns to Gulf Coast

    January 17, 2011 4:06 PM

    BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) - The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill claims fund returns to the Gulf Coast this week amid increasing complaints that the program is failing to compensate many in need. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg will meet Tuesday with residents, business owners and fishermen in Bayou... more »
  • BP claims czar returns to Gulf amid complaints

    January 10, 2011 9:47 PM

    MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill claims fund on Monday promised fairness and speed in compensating victims, but angry fishermen and business owners are complaining that they're still not getting what they deserve. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg met Monday with oil spill victims in... more »
  • Feds Push Back in Flap Over Blowout Preventer Test

    January 9, 2011 12:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal investigators are pushing back against criticism they aren't doing enough to keep companies involved in the Gulf oil spill away from any hands-on role in the forensic analysis of a key piece of equipment that failed to keep crude from entering the sea. Rep. Edward... more »
  • Cleanup of Oil-Tainted Gulf Coast Nears End

    December 30, 2010 9:56 PM

    EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. (AP) - Dig 2 feet into the sand on this wind-swept beach and up comes the foul smell of oil. The unmistakable whiff of crude eight months after the BP spill is one of the last in-your-face reminders of the long, tainted summer on the... more »
  • BP to Consider Ways to Locate Boom Anchors

    December 27, 2010 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP PLC has agreed to look at the best way to find thousands of 3-foot-tall boom anchors left behind in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding waters after the oil spill. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant says that BP contractors... more »
  • Vermilion Plans for BP Money

    December 16, 2010 7:55 PM

    All 9 parishes in Acadiana will receive a portion of over $2 Million from BP to promote tourism. That announcement was made last month. But, so far no parish has received any of that money, because it comes with some strings attached. Here's a breakdown of BP's grants to... more »
  • BP Claims Fund to Offer Additional Payment

    December 11, 2010 10:49 PM

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion BP PLC fund doling out money to Gulf oil spill victims says the program will be offering claimants an additional payment. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which took over the process from BP this summer, would not provide further... more »
  • Feds to hear from more BP, Transocean officials

    December 7, 2010 9:19 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A federal panel investigating the cause of the rig explosion that set off the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is set to question more BP and Transocean officials about the disaster. The panel also was expected to hear from two technicians known as mud loggers, who... more »
  • BP To Give $500,000 To Vermillion & Other Parishes

    November 29, 2010 11:54 PM

    BP is giving more money to coastal parishes affected by the crude disaster 30 million to bring tourists back. The oil company has already given the state 15 million for that purpose and now there's some extra-- Vermillion Parish is getting 500 thousand dollars and officials tell me... more »
  • Feinberg to lay out details on BP spill claims

    November 24, 2010 7:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The deadline to make an emergency Gulf of Mexico oil spill claim is over and the administrator of the $20 billion fund is laying out more details about what happens next. Kenneth R. Feinberg is going to talk to reporters Wednesday about how the process will... more »
  • Spill panel says management culture to blame

    November 9, 2010 9:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It wasn't just the botched technical decisions. BP and other companies' management, communication and overconfidence in dealing with risk led to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, investigators for the presidential commission said Tuesday. The commission's chief engineer, Richard Sears, outlined seven managerial findings, including muddled lines... more »
  • BP's Hayward says company unprepared for oil spill

    November 9, 2010 10:21 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Former BP PLC chief Tony Hayward says the company was unprepared for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the media scrutiny, forcing it to improvise solutions. In an interview with the BBC to be broadcast Tuesday, Hayward says the contingency plans were inadequate and "we were... more »
  • Spill panel: No evidence of saving $ over safety

    November 8, 2010 10:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The BP oil rig explosion and spill wasn't about anyone purposely trading money for safety, investigators on a special presidential commission said Monday. Instead it was more about seemingly acceptable risks adding up to disaster. Investigators at the commission's hearing outlined more than a dozen decisions that... more »
  • Scientists find dead, dying corals near BP well

    November 4, 2010 9:37 PM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Federal scientists say they have found damage to deep sea corals and other marine life several miles from where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with Penn State University... more »
  • BP back in profit for Q3

    November 2, 2010 9:36 AM

    LONDON (AP) - BP PLC has returned to profit in the third quarter as it recovers from the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company on Tuesday reported a net profit of $1.79 billion, compared to a loss of $17.2 billion in the second quarter. Replacement cost... more »
  • Number of residents denied BP money up sharply

    November 1, 2010 5:10 PM

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - BP's claims chief says the number of residents being denied compensation for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is rising sharply because of a flood of new claims without proper documentation or with no proof at all. Some 20,000 people have been told they have... more »
  • Governor Jindal Announces Agreement with BP for Seafood Safety, Coastal Restoration & Tourism Funding

    November 1, 2010 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - At Acme Oyster House in New Orleans, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Louisiana's coastal leaders and members of the state's seafood, restaurant and tourism industries to announce an agreement with BP today that will provide funding for seafood safety and testing efforts, coastal restoration work and tourism marketing... more »
  • BP Funding Millions for Oil Spill Recovery

    November 1, 2010 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is announcing millions of dollars worth of commitments from BP to help the state recover from the Gulf oil spill and protect the eroding coast. The governor, at a news conference Monday, said BP has agreed to pay $48 million for Louisiana seafood... more »
  • Cement Test Before Rig Explosion Should Have Raised Doubts

    October 28, 2010 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators with the president's oil spill commission have found that tests performed before the deadly blowout of a BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico should have raised doubts about the cement used to seal the well. But the company and its cementing contractor failed to... more »
  • BP CEO hits back at media and politicians

    October 25, 2010 9:18 PM

    LONDON (AP) - BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley accused some politicians and the media on Monday of being too hasty to pin all the blame on his company for the devastating Gulf of Mexico spill - and emphasized the need for deep-water drilling. In his first major public speech since... more »
  • BP: Company to Drill in Deeper Water, Assess Risk

    October 19, 2010 12:07 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A BP executive says the company and industry will be drilling in deeper waters and go farther in their search for oil reserves, and must understand the risks so they can mitigate them in the future. Mike Utsler, the chief of BP's restoration effort along the... more »
  • BP Wouldn't Say Whether it Will Seek Permits to Drill in Gulf

    October 13, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP wouldn't say Wednesday whether it will seek new permits to drill in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico now that the moratorium imposed after its massive spill has been lifted. Other oil companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell, have made clear their intentions to begin drilling... more »
  • BP Says it Plans to Start Deep-Cleaning Alabama's Beaches

    October 12, 2010 11:47 AM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - BP says it plans to start deep-cleaning Alabama's beaches next week. Company spokesman Ray Melick said Monday the process will begin as soon as a weekend of concerts and boat races wraps up in Baldwin County. Melick says the company doesn't want to interfere with... more »
  • Lawyers Battling to Take the Lead in Lawsuits Against BP

    October 7, 2010 3:47 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - More than 100 lawyers are battling for the biggest chunks of what is likely to be a multibillion-dollar settlement for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims, jockeying for spots on the elite team that will control the plaintiffs' cases. A judge will pick 12 to 15 lawyers... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed Against BP Staying in Federal Court

    October 6, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit that several Louisiana district attorneys filed against BP PLC over the Gulf oil spill is staying in federal court. The district attorneys for Terrebonne, St. Tammany and St. Mary parishes wanted their lawsuit transferred to state court, but U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier... more »
  • Contractor: BP Interfered with Critical Efforts

    October 5, 2010 9:42 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - BP interfered with critical efforts to lower an undersea robot to try to close the device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill because of concerns over heat buildup from the burning rig, a salvage firm executive said Monday. The company countered... more »
  • Salvage Executive Claims BP Interfered With Critical Efforts to Stop Oil

    October 4, 2010 4:20 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - An executive at a salvage firm says BP interfered with critical efforts to lower an undersea robot to try to close the device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Doug Martin, president of Smit Salvage Americas, says the oil giant was... more »
  • Researchers High in Demand Due to BP Oil Spill

    September 29, 2010 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Once a backwater in the world of oceanographic research, the Gulf of Mexico has suddenly become the site of a scientific gold rush, all because of the BP oil spill. The environmental disaster represents a once-in-a-generation research opportunity that has oceanographers salivating. There's big money -... more »
  • Acadiana Seeks BP Tourism Funds

    September 27, 2010 6:08 PM

    BP gave Louisiana $15 million to help bring in tourists after the oil spill-- but with only one million dollars of the funds left, Acadiana still has not seen a dime. Now seven parishes have formed the Acadiana Tourism Coalition to request much-needed funds. "If we could get... more »
  • BP Working to Estimate Amount of Oil Spewed From Well

    September 24, 2010 5:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil giant BP is working behind the scenes to formulate its own estimate for how much crude spewed from its well in the Gulf of Mexico, as it prepares for a potential legal fight with the U.S. government over fines. The company has carefully avoided accepting... more »
  • Experts Craft Study of BP Oil Spill Health Effects

    September 22, 2010 11:45 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Doctors, scientists and public health experts began sketching the outlines Wednesday of a large-scale study of the health effects of the BP oil spill on cleanup workers and the public, hoping to include thousands of people in a review funded by BP. The federal Department of... more »
  • BP fund czar: No deduction for spill cleanup wages

    September 20, 2010 9:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The administrator of the fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster says he will waive a requirement that wages earned by spill cleanup workers be subtracted from their claims of lost revenue. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is doling out the $20 billion fund... more »
  • BP Shutting Vessel of Opportunity Program Down

    September 15, 2010 5:48 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - BP is ending the program that hired coastal boats to scout for oil in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi during the Gulf of Mexico spill. Administrators in Mobile said Wednesday they were shutting down the vessel of opportunity program in the three states. It continues operating in... more »
  • BP Well Permanently Sealed and Declared Dead by Sunday

    September 15, 2010 12:06 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The U.S. government's point person on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the well that blew out is expected to be permanently sealed and declared dead by Sunday, nearly five months after a rig explosion set off the disaster. National Incident Commander Thad Allen told... more »
  • Lieutenant Governor Testifies at Forum on Offshore Drilling

    September 13, 2010 7:16 PM

    The Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Micheal Bromwich, spent the day talking to oil spill experts in Lafayette. The forum was one of eight held in cities throughout the Gulf Coast to evaluate the current state of offshore drilling and to come up... more »
  • BP Receiving Strong Criticism About Claims Process

    September 13, 2010 12:42 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion victims compensation fund that BP set up after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is considering making a significant concession following strong criticism from residents about the claims process. The issue involves the current requirement that wages people have... more »
  • Researchers Say Oil On Sea Floor Believed To Be From BP

    September 13, 2010 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers say they've found patches of oil believed to be from the BP leak on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor. Some of these are two inches thick. University of Georgia researcher Samantha Joye (JOY) says she and her colleagues have found oil as much as... more »
  • BP Releases 193-Page Internal Report

    September 8, 2010 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In an internal report released Wednesday, BP blames itself, other companies' workers and a complex series of failures for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the drilling rig explosion that preceded it. The 193-page report was posted on the company's website even though investigators... more »
  • BP: Multiple Companies, Teams Contributed to Spill

    September 8, 2010 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil giant BP PLC said in an internal report released Wednesday before a key piece of evidence has been analyzed that multiple companies and work teams contributed to the massive Gulf of Mexico spill that fouled waters and shorelines for months. In its 193-page report posted... more »
  • BP Shares Gain After Gulf Report

    September 8, 2010 7:39 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Shares in BP PLC have extended gains after the release of an internal report on the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that deflects much of the blame onto contractor Transocean. The stock was up 2 percent at 414.95 pence ($6.41) shortly after the report... more »
  • BP avoiding hunter's crosshairs

    September 7, 2010 7:34 PM

    BP's clean-up crews want hunters to know they'll be in the wetlands and to watch where they aim. This weekend kicks-off teal season and BP is taking steps to protect their workers and the shoreline itself. First, crews are going to be held-back until nine in the morning- giving hunters... more »
  • BP invests in Shrimp and Petroleum Fest

    September 4, 2010 8:59 PM

    It's the 75th year for Morgan City's Shrimp and Petroleum Festival but it's been a tough year for both industries. The crisis in the Gulf spurred a rough shrimping season and a drilling moratorium but the cash is flowing at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and BP is one of... more »
  • BP Raises Blowout Preventer, Key Evidence in Probe

    September 4, 2010 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP crews worked Saturday to slowly raise the 300-ton blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, careful not to damage or drop a key piece of evidence in the spill investigation. When the blowout preventer reaches the surface after... more »
  • BP says cost of Gulf of Mexico spill hits $8B

    September 3, 2010 9:45 AM

    BP says it has so far spent $8 billion responding to the disastrous oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The company said Friday that the total included $399 million paid to settle 127,000 claims from businesses and other affected by the oil spill.The oil company said more than... more »
  • BP spent $93M on advertising after Gulf spill

    September 1, 2010 9:21 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil giant BP says it has spent more than $5 million a week on advertising since the Gulf Coast oil spill - more than three times the amount it spent on ads during the same period last year. BP PLC told the House Energy and Commerce Committee... more »
  • BP Louisiana Community Outreach Centers

    August 30, 2010 11:07 AM

    As the response effort to the Gulf spill progresses, BP remains committed to the affected local communities and to making it right for the people of the Gulf Coast. BP has eight Community Outreach Centers and two Community Liaisons throughout coastal Louisiana to serve the public. These Centers provide... more »
  • Local BP Centers Opened

    August 27, 2010 6:45 PM

    Plaquemines Parish 414 Coast Guard Rd. Venice, LA 70091-4340 985-647-0151 Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to noon. St. Mary Parish 1219 Southeast Blvd Morgan City, LA 70380 985-412-6700 Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday... more »
  • Feds to remove temporary cap from Gulf well

    August 27, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government says it will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap keeping oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that it can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point... more »
  • BP exec avoids question on relief well completion

    August 26, 2010 9:26 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - BP officials testifying during a hearing in Houston were unwilling or unable to provide a clear picture of the company's heirarchy or say who was in charge of the rig leased by the oil giant the day it blew up. Federal investigators became visibly annoyed Thursday, with... more »
  • Oil beneath the surface? Thousands of boats in Gulf

    August 26, 2010 7:00 PM

    More than a thousand Vessels of Opportunity are still scanning the Gulf of Mexico for traces of oil, but where are crews looking? Four months after BP's oil disaster, there are no signs of crude from the air. "We saw no large concentrations of oil," said Lt. Regina Caffrey... more »
  • BP Still not Committing to Using Relief Well

    August 26, 2010 4:21 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A senior BP executive is again avoiding committing the oil giant to using relief wells to seal to the Gulf of Mexico well that blew out in April. Senior Vice President Kent Wells on Thursday skirted questions by federal investigators on whether the oil giant will proceed... more »
  • BP Tardy with Mental-Health Funds

    August 20, 2010 5:02 PM

    Baton Rouge (August 20, 2010) - BP took far too long to provide funding for Gulf Coast residents suffering mental-health problems after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, two south Louisiana officials said today. Andy Kopplin, New Orleans' deputy mayor and chief administrative officer, told a community-planning summit that BP agreed... more »
  • Jindal Wants a $173 Million From BP to Monitor Seafood

    August 19, 2010 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173 million program - paid for by BP PLC - to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state's seafood to consumers. During a news... more »
  • BP Has Removed Logos From About 200 Vehicles

    August 19, 2010 5:35 PM

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The BP office covering southwest Colorado has removed company logos from about 200 vehicles after employees complained of harassment. Spokesman Curtis Thomas told the Durango Herald that employees have been reporting routine abuse from the public, at traffic lights, gas stations and the grocery store. Thomas... more »
  • Transocean Accusing BP of Withholding Critical Evidence

    August 19, 2010 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig is accusing BP of withholding critical evidence needed to identify the cause of the worst maritime oil spill in history. In a sternly worded letter obtained by The Associated Press, Transocean says that lack of information is preventing the company... more »
  • Tonight on KATC-Gulf Coast Claims Facility Takes Over From BP

    August 18, 2010 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Ken Feinberg, Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, will host public meetings in Houma and Kenner, Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 18. Mr. Feinberg will detail the claims process that will be in place when the Gulf Coast Claims Facility... more »
  • Hood: No Decision Yet on Whether Miss. Will Sue BP

    August 17, 2010 8:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesday he hasn't decided yet whether to file a state lawsuit against BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hood said he's taking time to evaluate possible claims for damages created by... more »
  • BP Readies for Transfer to Gulf Coast Claims Facility as Claim Payouts Top $368 Million

    August 17, 2010 1:59 PM

    BP Readies for Transfer to Gulf Coast Claims Facility as Claim Payouts Top $368 Million HOUSTON - BP's claims team, which has paid $368 million to individuals and businesses, is in the final stages of preparing to transfer responsibility for individual and business claims related to the oil spill... more »
  • Jindal Joins BP to Announce $15 Million for Mental Health Services

    August 16, 2010 3:57 PM

    GRAND ISLE - As part of Governor Bobby Jindal's Agenda to Revitalize Louisiana, he visited a coastal restoration project at Bay Joe Wise to highlight his long-term recovery plan for restoring Louisiana's coast. The Bay Joe Wise project is part of the larger Barataria Basin Barrier Shoreline Restoration Project (BBBS... more »
  • BP Provides $52 Million To Fund Behavioral Health Support

    August 16, 2010 12:42 PM

    HOUSTON - BP today announced that it is providing $52 million to federal and state health organizations to fund behavioral health support and outreach programs across the US Gulf Coast region. The funding will help residents link up with support that is available through providers in their communities, through a... more »
  • With BP Spill Under Control, US Looks at Drill Ban

    August 14, 2010 11:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has effectively been stopped, the White House is considering an early end to its moratorium on deepwater drilling. But four months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, regulators have only started to make good on... more »
  • BP pays for show touting Miss. coast 'resilience'

    August 13, 2010 9:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's office said Friday that former "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff will host a one-hour television special later this month to promote the state and oil company BP is footing the bill. Crews will be in Biloxi next week to film performances by Hasselhoff,... more »

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