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FILE- GULF OF MEXICO - JULY 03: Support ships are seen near where efforts continue to recover oil and cap the Deepwater Horizon spill site on July 3, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Millions of gallons of oil have spilled into the Gulf since the April 20 explosion on the drilling platform.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

BP To Pay Record $18.7 Billion In Oil Spill Settlement

Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion.

07/02/2015

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BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To Chevron

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.

01/29/2015

File photo of an oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class(SW) Jeffery Tilghman Williams/Released/Getty Images)

BP Spill Left Big Oily ‘Bathtub Ring’ On Seafloor

The BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.

10/27/2014

Oil covered brown pelicans found off the Louisiana coast and affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico wait in a holding pen for cleaning at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana, June 9, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Businesses Won’t Have To Return BP Spill Payouts

A federal judge has ruled that BP must stand by the agreement made with the companies it compensated for losses after the 2010 Gulf oil spill despite the oil giant saying some claims were overestimated.

09/25/2014

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Businesses Won’t Have To Return BP Spill Payouts

Federal judge rules that the oil giant must stand by the agreement it made with the companies it compensated for losses blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

09/24/2014

In this handout image provided be the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010 near New Orleans, La. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Halliburton Reaches $1B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls “a substantial portion” of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

09/02/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.

11/20/2012