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1. 2015-07-02 BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill USA
C. 2014-09-04 BP found 'grossly negligent' in 2010 Gulf oil spill New Orleans
D. 2013-01-03 Transocean agrees oil spill fine Washington
E. 2012-11-28 BP banned from new US contracts Washington
F. 2012-11-15 Gulf spill: BP to get record criminal fine Washington
2012-03-02 BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Louisiana
H. 2012-01-18 US rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline Washington
8. 2011-04-22 Rig culture 'factor in Gulf spill' Louisiana

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Transocean agrees oil spill fine. Washington BP banned from new US contracts. Washington BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal. Louisiana US rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline. Washington BP sues Gulf oil spill companies. United Kingdom U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill   Washington: The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited pe... Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says  Louisiana: Officials formally declared an end to the worst oil spill in U.S. history, afternearly five months of hopes and criticism of nearly everyone... BP ousts CEO Hayward   United Kingdom: Tony Hayward will step down amid ongoing outrage over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will be replaced by American Robert Dudley Oil spill vessels return to site. Louisiana BP oil well 'withstands pressure'. Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking  Louisiana: BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion BP starting pressure test on well. Louisiana BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well. Louisiana BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak. Louisiana US Congress set to grill BP chief. U.S. Congress BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf. Louisiana 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails. Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well. Louisiana BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan. Louisiana US toughens talk over Gulf spill. Washington Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'. House of Representatives Setback in oil containment bid. Louisiana Oil spill after blast on oil rig


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  Louisiana: A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames.    At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. hist...



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  Transocean agrees oil spill fine  Washington: Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreed to a settlement with the US government   BP banned from new US contracts  Washington: BP has been temporarily suspended from new contracts with the US government, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said   BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal  Louisiana: BP says it has reached a deal with the largest group of plaintiffs suing the company over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill US rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline  Washington: The state department has recommended the rejection of a crude oil 1,600-mile pipeline from western Canada to refineries on the Texas coast   BP sues Gulf oil spill companies   United Kingdom: BP is suing Transocean, the owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, for $40bn in damages Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'. Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill


year 2015 Top ^

Jul.2  BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill


year 2014 Top ^

Sep.4  BP found 'grossly negligent' in 2010 Gulf oil spill


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Jan.3


year 2012 Top ^

Nov.28
Nov.15  Gulf spill: BP to get record criminal fine
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Jan.2  Venezuela to pay ExxonMobil $255 million


year 2011 Top ^

Apr.22  Rig culture 'factor in Gulf spill'
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Dec.15
  Washington: The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties.    The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April killed 11 w...
Nov.9 Gulf oil spill firms 'complacent'. Washington Nov.8  Panel backs BP on spill findings Nov.2  BP back to profit after oil spill Sep.19 Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
  Louisiana: Officials formally declared an end to the worst oil spill in U.S. history, afternearly five months of hopes and criticism of nearly everyone involved.    The Interior Department agency that regulates offshore drilling prono...
Sep.18  'One more test' needed on BP well Sep.4  BP well 'poses no further risk' Aug.19  BP accused of hiding oil rig data Jul.29  Gulf oil cleanup chief details plans Jul.27 BP ousts CEO Hayward
   United Kingdom: Tony Hayward will step down amid ongoing outrage over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will be replaced by American Robert Dudley.    Hayward will receive a year's salary amounting to $1.6 million. Dudley...
Jul.26 BP set to announce record loss. United Kingdom Jul.25 BP boss Hayward 'negotiates exit'. United Kingdom Jul.24 Oil spill vessels return to site  Louisiana: Ships involved in the effort to secure BP's blown-out oil well are preparing to resume work after a tropical storm weakened Jul.23 Oil workers set to leave as storm nears. Louisiana Jul.18 Recapped Gulf oil well continues to hold. Louisiana Jul.17 BP extends testing of capped oil well. Louisiana BP oil well 'withstands pressure'   Louisiana: Tests on BP's newly capped Gulf of Mexico well show pressure has been building up slightly as hoped with no signs of leakage Jul.16 Capped well not leaking, BP says. Louisiana Jul.15 BP says oil has stopped leaking
  Louisiana: BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion
 The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could last up to 48 hours. Obama said the development was a 'positive sign'
BP fixes leaking cap on oil well. Louisiana Jul.14 Preparations for BP oil well test under way. Louisiana Jul.13 BP starting pressure test on well  Louisiana: BP is starting a key test, expected to last between six and 48 hours, on its leaking Gulf of Mexico well to see if the flow of oil can be shut... Jul.12 BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well  Louisiana: BP has successfully installed a new cap on the Gulf of Mexico oil well. BP warned the cap efficiency and ability to contain the oil cannot be... Jul.10 BP in new attempt to plug oil leak. Louisiana Jul.9 BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak  Louisiana: BP will start replacing the cap over the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend Jun.22 US Gulf oil drilling ban overturned. Washington Jun.18 BP 'strong despite spill setback'. United Kingdom Jun.17 Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers. U.S. Congress Jun.16 US Congress set to grill BP chief  U.S. Congress: Tony Hayward is set to face a grilling, a day after the oil firm agreed a $20bn compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout. Washington Jun.15 US oil firms 'not ready' for leak. U.S. Congress Jun.12 US urges quicker BP oil strategy. Washington Jun.6 Too soon to be 'pleased' with BP progress. Washington Jun.4 BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf  Louisiana: On day 46 of the oil spill, BP began to siphon oil from the ruptured undersea well to the surface, where it was flowing onto the awaiting drill ship May.30 'Well control' problems reported in March. Louisiana May.29 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails  Louisiana: The latest attempt to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak has failed, BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles has said May.27 Work resumes to plug US oil well  Louisiana: BP resumes its operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak as US President Barack Obama defends his handling of the disaster May.26 BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan   Louisiana: Nearly four hours after latest attempt, the oil giant's chief executive said he would not know for another 24 hours whether the plan is work... May.24 Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants. Washington US toughens talk over Gulf spill  Washington: The government has toughened its rhetoric towards BP as frustration builds about the company's inability to plug a leaking oil well May.23 US warns it may 'push BP aside. Louisiana May.17 Obama to set up oil spill panel. Washington May.16 BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well. Louisiana May.12 Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  House of Representatives: Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was faulty May.10 Oil firms 'set for Senate clash'. U.S. Senate May.8 Setback in oil containment bid  Louisiana: BP has encountered problems with the containment device it is trying to put over a blown-out well on the seabed of the Gulf of Mexico May.3 BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick. Louisiana Apr.30 Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick. Washington Apr.21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  Louisiana: A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher


year 2008 Top ^

Sep.14 Fuel shortage fear after storm. Texas

year 2007 Top ^

Jan.16  BP failed on safety - U.S. panel