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File Footage of shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of La. (credit: Scott Lloyd/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

BP Trial To Focus On Scientists’ Spill Estimates

A federal judge was set to begin hearing three weeks of testimony Monday about how much oil made it into the ocean during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

10/07/2013

File photo of the BP logo. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Gives BP A Win In Settlement Dispute

A federal appeals court gave new life Friday to oil giant BP PLC’s claims that a judge’s interpretation of a settlement after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could force the company to pay billions of dollars for bogus or inflated claims by businesses.

10/02/2013

Activists holds signs during a protest in front of the Hale Boggs Federal Building on the first day of the trial over the Deep Water Horizon oil rig spill on February 25, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (credit:  Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Testimony At BP Oil Spill Trial Targets Response

An employee of the company that owned the doomed Deepwater Horizon drilling rig testified Tuesday that he was surprised when BP scrapped his team’s design to stop the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico.

10/01/2013

Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. (credit: Scott Lloyd/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Appeals Court Wading Into Dispute Over Multibillion-Dollar BP Settlement

A federal appeals court is wading into a high-stakes dispute over the terms of a multibillion-dollar settlement of claims arising from BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

07/07/2013

File photo of the BP logo. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Testimony: BP Manager Frustrated Shortly Before Gulf Oil Spill

A BP team leader who supervised managers on the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says he was frustrated by last-minute changes to the drilling project but didn’t have any safety concerns before the deadly blast.

04/15/2013

BP is scheduled to call its first witness at a trial designed to determine causes and assign blame for its April 2010 well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

BP Calls First Witness At Trial Over Gulf Spill

BP is scheduled to call its first witness at a trial designed to determine causes and assign blame for its April 2010 well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

04/08/2013

File photo of the BP logo. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Worker: Rig Was Bustling Before BP Well Blowout

A worker who survived the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon testified Wednesday that a flurry of activity on the drilling rig hindered his ability to monitor BP’s well for signs of trouble before the April 2010 blowout.

03/13/2013

File photo of a BP sign. (credit: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Trial Set To Open For Gulf Oil Spill Litigation

Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by the disaster.

02/25/2013

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)

Federal Judge Approves Agreement For BP To Pay $4 Billion In Oil Spill Settlement

A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges 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

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)

Feds Reach $1.4B Settlement With Transocean In Gulf Oil Spill

The Justice Department reached a $1.4 billion settlement Thursday 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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