Deepwater Horizon oil spill http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23110/all en Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/compensation-battle-rages-four-years-after-bps-us-oil-spill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jemima Kelly</p> <p>(Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.</p> <p>Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colorful houses on stilts, says he has not found a single oyster alive in his leases in the area since the leak and relies on an onshore oyster nursery to make a living.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/compensation-battle-rages-four-years-after-bps-us-oil-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Labor Petroleum Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:55:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6124879 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex BP-employee settles US insider-trading charges related to 2010 Gulf oil spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140417/ex-bp-employee-settles-us-insider-trading-charges-related-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A former BP employee who was a co-ordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock.</p> <p>The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement of civil insider-trading charges with Keith Seilhan, saying he agreed to pay $224,118. Seilhan neither admitted nor denied the SEC's allegations but agreed to refrain from future violations of securities laws.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140417/ex-bp-employee-settles-us-insider-trading-charges-related-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP BP Business Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Labor Law Petroleum The Canadian Press Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:20:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 6124370 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-BP employee charged over BP stock sales after spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/ex-bp-employee-charged-over-bp-stock-sales-after-spill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Regulators Thursday charged a former BP employee who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading after he sold $1 million worth of BP stock days after the disaster.</p> <p>Keith Seilhan, who coordinated BP's cleanup of the giant oil spill, sold his family's entire portfolio of BP stock over two days in late April 2010 after he learned the spill was far bigger than BP was saying publicly, according to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/ex-bp-employee-charged-over-bp-stock-sales-after-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP BP Business Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Human Interest Labor Law Petroleum AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:49:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6124357 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-BP employee settles SEC insider-trading oil spill case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/ex-bp-employee-settles-sec-insider-trading-oil-spill-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former 20-year veteran of BP plc will pay a civil penalty to settle civil charges alleging he used non-public information during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to commit insider-trading, U.S. regulators said on Thursday.</p> <p>The Securities and Exchange Commission said Keith A. Seilhan, who coordinated the company's cleanup efforts, will settle the case without admitting or denying the charges.</p> <p>(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Eric Beech)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> BP Business Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Labor Law Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:27:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6124306 at http://www.globalpost.com 4 years after BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, questions about cleanup workers' long-term health http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140411/4-years-after-bps-gulf-mexico-oil-spill-questions-about-clea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHALMETTE, La. - 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.</p> <p>Like so many Gulf Coast residents who pitched in after the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, Barisich was motivated by a desire to help and a need to make money — the oil had destroyed his livelihood.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140411/4-years-after-bps-gulf-mexico-oil-spill-questions-about-clea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Environment Health Labor Social Issues Watercraft Weather The Canadian Press Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:35:10 +0000 The Canadian Press 6119373 at http://www.globalpost.com BP pledges to stay in Russia amid Ukraine crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/bp-pledges-stay-russia-amid-ukraine-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British energy giant BP vowed Thursday to remain in oil-rich Russia despite the Ukraine crisis, adding it would play a key "bridge" role between the West and Moscow. </p> <p>"Clearly the situation in Ukraine is currently the focus of world attention," said chief executive Bob Dudley at BP's annual general meeting in London.</p> <p>"We will seek to pursue our business activities, mindful that the mutual dependence between Russia, as an energy supplier, and Europe, as an energy consumer has been an important source of security and engagement for both parties for many decades.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/bp-pledges-stay-russia-amid-ukraine-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP Business Deepwater Horizon oil spill Europe TNK-BP War AFP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:07:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118205 at http://www.globalpost.com Wildlife still suffers four years after BP oil spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/wildlife-still-suffers-four-years-after-bp-oil-spill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group said Tuesday.</p> <p>The 2010 BP spill spewed 4.9 million barrels of oil into the waters off Louisiana, also sullying the coastlines of Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida. </p> <p>"The science is telling us that the impacts of this are far from over," said Doug Inkley, senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation.</p> <p>"Based on other oil spills, the impacts are likely to last for years, if not decades."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/wildlife-still-suffers-four-years-after-bp-oil-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster oil Southern United States Technology AFP Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:48:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6116559 at http://www.globalpost.com Anadarko Petroleum to pay $5.15 bn in pollution case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140404/anadarko-petroleum-pay-515-bn-pollution-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anadarko Petroleum Thursday agreed to pay $5.15 billion to resolve decades-old environmental claims in a settlement the US said would discourage companies from engaging in corporate makeovers to avoid pollution liability.</p> <p>The record environmental settlement covers dozens of claims against Kerr-McGee, an oil company Anadarko acquired in 2006. Prior to the takeover, Kerr-McGee restructurings shifted its environmental liabilities into a separate chemical unit called Tronox.</p> <p>The US government and Tronox trustees launched the suit against Anadarko in 2009.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140404/anadarko-petroleum-pay-515-bn-pollution-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anadarko Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Economy of the United States Tronox AFP Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:16:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6113007 at http://www.globalpost.com Anadarko Petroleum to pay $5.1 bn in pollution case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/anadarko-petroleum-pay-51-bn-pollution-case-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anadarko Petroleum said Thursday it will pay $5.1 billion to settle billions in environmental claims against Kerr-McGee, an oil company it acquired in 2006.</p> <p>The settlement follows a December US court ruling that said Anadarko owed as much as $14.5 billion to address Kerr-McGee's environmental liabilities prior to the acquisition.</p> <p>Anadarko said the settlement removed doubts that have depressed the value of its stock.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/anadarko-petroleum-pay-51-bn-pollution-case-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anadarko Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil spill Economy of the United States Tronox AFP Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:16:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6112806 at http://www.globalpost.com Anadarko to pay $5.15 billion to settle pollution clean-up claims: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140403/anadarko-petroleum-settles-pollution-clean-claims-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Anadarko Petroleum Corp and its Kerr-McGee unit agreed to pay $5.15 billion to resolve environmental cleanup claims stemming from the 2009 bankruptcy of paint materials maker Tronox, a source familiar with the agreement told Reuters on Thursday.</p> <p>Anadarko's stock rose 13 percent to $98 per share in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange as word of a settlement circulated.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140403/anadarko-petroleum-settles-pollution-clean-claims-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deepwater Horizon oil spill Economy of the United States Tronox Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:34:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6112690 at http://www.globalpost.com Anadarko Petroleum to pay $5.1 bn in pollution case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/anadarko-petroleum-pay-51-bn-pollution-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anadarko Petroleum said Thursday it will pay $5.1 billion to settle billions in environmental claims against Kerr-McGee, an oil company it acquired in 2006.</p> <p>The settlement follows a December US court ruling that said Anadarko owed as much as $14.5 billion to address Kerr-McGee's environmental liabilities. Anadarko said the settlement removed doubts that have depressed the value of its stock.</p> <p>jmb/vs</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Anadarko Petroleum Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Deepwater Horizon oil spill Kerr-McGee AFP Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:04:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6112744 at http://www.globalpost.com Coast Guard says crews spot no more oil on Lake Michigan shore near Indiana BP refinery spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140331/coast-guard-says-crews-spot-no-more-oil-lake-michigan-shore- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140331/coast-guard-says-crews-spot-no-more-oil-lake-michigan-shore-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Deepwater Horizon oil spill The Canadian Press Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:33:27 +0000 The Canadian Press 6109540 at http://www.globalpost.com BP raises Lake Michigan oil spill estimate; Senators request meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140327/us-senators-request-meeting-bp-after-lake-michigan-oil-spill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140327/us-senators-request-meeting-bp-after-lake-michigan-oil-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Measurement Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:39:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6106842 at http://www.globalpost.com EPA: BP oil spill affected a half-mile of Lake Michigan shoreline, but appears to be contained http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140325/epa-bp-oil-spill-affected-half-mile-lake-michigan-shoreline- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the spill reported Monday afternoon at BP's Whiting, Ind., refinery appears to have been contained.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140325/epa-bp-oil-spill-affected-half-mile-lake-michigan-shoreline-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Environment The Canadian Press Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:06:44 +0000 The Canadian Press 6104836 at http://www.globalpost.com US ends BP contract ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/us-ends-bp-contract-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States announced Thursday an end to its ban on BP obtaining government contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency said that BP "agreed to safety and ethics improvements" in exchange for removing the ban, which had hurt the British company's ability to do business in the United States.</p> <p>The five-year deal with the EPA will allow BP to pursue new oil exploration leases in deepwater tracts in the Gulf of Mexico, which still bears many traces of the massive 2010 spill, the worst in US history.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/us-ends-bp-contract-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP BP America Business Deepwater Horizon oil spill Labor Law Petroleum AFP Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:39:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6095223 at http://www.globalpost.com