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Barge Leaks Oil Into Galveston Bay After Collision

A barge carrying 924,000 gallons of thick, tarry fuel oil collided Saturday with another ship in the Houston ship channel and was leaking oil, officials said.

03/22/2014

The letters BP, inscribed in sand and oil by a Greenpeace activist, are shown on a beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River on May 17, 2010 in near Venice, Louisiana. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Halliburton Manager Gets Probation In Gulf Spill

A former Halliburton manager was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation for destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/21/2014

Birds fly over an island that is threatened by the massive Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gulf States Get First $113M From Oil Spill Pleas

The five states that border the Gulf of Mexico are getting $113 million to improve the environment.

11/14/2013

The letters BP, inscribed in sand and oil by a Greenpeace activist, are shown on a beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River on May 17, 2010 in near Venice, Louisiana. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Ex-Halliburton Manager Pleads Guilty

A former Halliburton manager pleaded guilty Tuesday to destroying evidence in the aftermath of the deadly rig explosion that spawned BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

10/15/2013

A crane stands along a Gulf of Mexico coast beach at dawn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Continues 3 Years Later

The Gulf coast appears healthy three years after the nation’s worst oil spill, but scientists and environmentalists are worried that problems may lurk below the surface.

04/19/2013

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BP Executive Defends Gulf Oil Spill Report

The BP executive who led the company’s probe of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion defended the contents of his team’s report on the disaster in his testimony Monday for a trial over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

03/04/2013

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BP Executive Back On Stand In Oil Spill Trial

A BP executive who led the company’s internal probe of its 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is expected back on the stand for another day of testimony.

02/28/2013

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BP Executive To Resume Oil Spill Testimony

The first BP executive to testify at a trial over the nation’s worst oil spill is set to take the stand for a second day on Wednesday to discuss the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

02/27/2013

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Trial Resumes Over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

An engineer who played a prominent role in investigating levee breeches in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is scheduled to be the first witness on Tuesday at the trial.

02/26/2013

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Judge Approves BP Gulf Spill Settlement

A judge approved an agreement for BP to plead guilty and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company’s role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/29/2013

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BP Settlement Payments Top $1 Billion

Businesses and individuals who claim BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class action settlement.

01/10/2013

Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig

Feds, Transocean Reach $1.4B Deal Over Gulf Spill

The Justice Department has reached a $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/03/2013

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