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BP could face extra $18bn in fines for Gulf of Mexico disaster after US gross negligence judgement 05 September 2014

BP could face a further  $18bn (£11bn) in fines after being found guilty of gross negligence for the Macondo well blowout that killed 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon rig and led to millions of barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. US district judge Carl Barbier ruled on September 4 that BP had been reckless as well as negligent. ...

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BP facing Deepwater Horizon lawsuit from investors 07 July 2014

A group of BP shareholders have started a class action against the oil major over the Macondo disaster, where a well blowout destroyed the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, killed 11 workers and caused millions of barrels of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Pomerantz,a  New York-based law firm, is taking the case on a no-win, no-fee basis....

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CSB initial report into Macondo incident highlights problems with blowout preventer 06 June 2014

The first part of the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) report into the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, published on June 5, concludes that problems with the Macondo well’s blowout preventer (BOP) were a direct cause of the incident. The blowout killed 11 members of the crew on the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and led to an 87-day long oil spill, the biggest in US history. ...

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Halliburton manager given probation over destroyed Gulf oil spill evidence 22 January 2014

On January 21 a former Halliburton manager was sentenced to one year of probation for destroying evidence following the 2010 spill from the Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Anthony Badalamenti had faced a maximum of one year in prison at his sentencing by US District Judge Jay Zainey....

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Halliburton affiliate to plead guilty to destroying evidence over Gulf oil spill 26 July 2013

Halliburton Energy Services will plead guilty to destroying evidence relating to the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill, according to the US Department of Justice. The plea agreement, which is subject to court approval, means the company will have to pay the maximum possible fine of $200,000....

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BP loses bid to share compensation payments for Macondo spill 10 February 2012

US federal judge Carl Barbier has told BP that contractors Transocean and Halliburton do not have to share compensation payments over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill because they are protected by their contracts....

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Halliburton responds to BP's Deepwater Horizon motion for sanctions 07 December 2011

Halliburton responded today (7th December 2011) to court filings by BP saying: ''BP recently filed a motion for sanctions against Halliburton alleging that Halliburton destroyed evidence relating to post-incident testing of the foam cement slurry. BP has been aware of post-incident tests for some time, but has chosen this late date in the litigation to mischaracterise the results of such tests.''...

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BP responds to lawsuit 07 September 2011

BP has stated that it is aware of the claims filed against the company earlier this month by Halliburton, and it is now reviewing the contents of the claims. Until this is complete, it cannot comment in detail....

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Repeat history and rise to the challenge of unconventional gas 08 March 2011

The oil and gas industry is being urged to rise to the challenge of unconventional gas in the same way it conquered the development of the North Sea over 40 years ago....