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Ex-BP boss Hayward could stay Glencore chair: WSJ

(Reuters) - Glencore Xstrata Plc's <GLEN.L> interim chairman, former BP Plc <BP.L> chief executive Tony Hayward, is in the running to take the job permanently, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the situation.

Factbox: GM taps disaster fund expert for potential recall victims' fund

By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Tuesday it has hired Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer widely known for administering funds to compensate victims of high-profile disasters and accidents, to help assess its options for dealing with victims harmed by recalled vehicles.

Factbox: GM taps disaster fund expert for potential recall victims' fund

By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Tuesday it has hired Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer widely known for administering funds to compensate victims of high-profile disasters and accidents, to help assess its options for dealing with victims harmed by recalled vehicles.

Coast Guard says crews spot no more oil on Lake Michigan shore near Indiana BP refinery spill

WHITING, Ind. - The Coast Guard says crews didn't find any more oil during the latest search of the Lake Michigan shore following last week's spill at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery. Officials say a Coast Guard, BP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessment team checking the area near the Whiting refinery on Sunday spotted no visible oil on the shore or in the water. Cleanup workers spent last week removing oil from about a half-mile section of shoreline.

BP raises Lake Michigan oil spill estimate; Senators request meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More oil than previously thought may have leaked into Lake Michigan this week from BP Plc's Indiana refinery, the company said on Thursday, after two U.S. Senators requested a meeting with the British oil major. The request from Senators Mark Kirk, a Republican and Dick Durbin, a Democrat, both from Illinois, came before BP issued its estimate that between 15 and 39 barrels of oil had spilled - more than an earlier assessment that nine to 18 barrels leaked on Monday.

BP raises estimate of Lake Michigan oil spill, says between 15 and 39 barrels of oil released

WHITING, Ind. - Oil giant BP has raised its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery. BP said Thursday a preliminary estimate shows between 15 and 39 barrels of oil have been recovered from the lake at its Whiting refinery. That's between 630 and 1,638 gallons. The new figure is up from BP's initial estimate that nine to 18 barrels of oil entered the lake. BP says its crews have recovered "the vast majority" of oil visible along the shoreline.

Coast Guard: BP spill at Indiana plant released 9 to 18 barrels of oil into Lake Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS - An initial assessment of a Lake Michigan oil spill shows that between nine and 18 barrels of crude oil entered the lake following a malfunction at oil giant BP's sprawling northwestern Indiana refinery, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf said the estimate comes from the Coast Guard's initial visual assessment Tuesday of the spill scene at BP's Whiting refinery some 20 miles southeast of downtown Chicago.

BP Whiting refinery spilled 9-18 barrels of oil: Coast Guard

By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK (Reuters) - Between nine and 18 barrels (378-756 gallons) of oil spilled into Lake Michigan from BP Plc's Whiting refinery in Indiana after a malfunction on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed on Wednesday. The amount of oil spilled is based on an initial visual estimate and may change, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

EPA: BP oil spill affected a half-mile of Lake Michigan shoreline, but appears to be contained

WHITING, Ind. - Crews for oil giant BP are working to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected a half-mile-long section of northwestern Indiana shoreline. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the spill reported Monday afternoon at BP's Whiting, Ind., refinery appears to have been contained. EPA regional on-scene co-ordinator Mike Beslow said Tuesday afternoon that BP crews have surrounded the oil with absorbent booms and are using vacuum trucks to suck up the corralled oil.

Malfunction at BP Whiting refinery sends undetermined amount of oil into Lake Michigan

WHITING, Ind. - BP says it is assessing how much crude oil entered Lake Michigan following a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery. BP spokesman Scott Dean says crews have placed booms across a cove at the company's Whiting refinery where workers discovered the oil spill Monday afternoon. Dean says BP believes the oil released during an oil refining malfunction has been confined to that cove. He says the oil entered the refinery's cooling water system, which discharges into the lake about 20 miles southeast of downtown Chicago.
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