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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

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

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)

2 Reported Dead, 4 Badly Burned After Gulf Platform Fire

Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana.

11/16/2012