NEW ORLEANS, La. – Twenty four hours before the BP oil spill trial was set to begin, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier agreed to postpone the trial scheduled for last Monday in hopes of a settlement being reached with the British oil company.
BP Plc, operator of the Macondo well that caused the worst oil spill disaster in the history of the United States, is expected to reach a settlement with the U.S. Government for the disaster after partner Mitsui & Co.’s MOEX Offshore 2007 L.L.C. agreed on fines.
WASHINGTON — A lawsuit has been filed by Oceana, Defenders of Wildlife, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday, Dec 14, in U.S. District Court in Washington claiming that the federal government failed to take steps to avoid a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in April… read more
WASHINGTON – According to the Obama Administration, BP and two other companies may face more citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s Gulf oil spill.
Posted in Alabama Maritime News,BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Florida Maritime News,Government,Gulf Coast,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Law,Maritime Lawsuits,Mississippi Maritime News,Texas Maritime News on November 1, 2011
Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of BP’s $20 billion restitution fund, told Congress on Thursday, Oct 27, that he has has paid out approximately $5.5 billion to more than 213,000 victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that occurred over a year and a half ago.
WASHINGTON D.C. – A year and a half after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill that spewed over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration is set to allow BP to resume exploratory drilling in the Gulf of Mexico but without any changes to the laws that hold companies… read more
NEW ORLEANS, La. – ‘The Big Fix’ is a documentary that questions the United States government’s use of the chemical dispersant, Corexit, and BP’s role in the crisis after the Deepwater Horizon disaster and the blowout of BP’s Macondo well which released over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House has not yet reached an agreement on a bill to allocate oil spill fines to those areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April, 10, 2010.
A bill has moved on to the full Senate for final consideration that would send 80 percent of oil spill fine money to Gulf Coast states.
Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Florida Maritime News,Government,Gulf Coast,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Law,Texas Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG),World Maritime News on September 14, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) investigating the Deepwater Horizon disaster has issued its final report on the incident and has made it public on Sept 14, 2011. The JIT is composed of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)