Federal Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans already has ruled that BP is guilty of "gross negligence" and "willful misconduct" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. His Sept. 4 finding exposed the British oil firm to as much as $18 billion in penalties.
A research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It's the first time such an estimate was reported.
An NJIT research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It's the first time such an estimate was reported, and the study is published in the August...Show More Summary
Gulf killifish biological responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill detected by researchers in the field are similar to those in controlled laboratory studies.
By Don Dion: Four years ago, the world watched in horror as the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded killing 11 employees and releasing millions of barrels of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, British Petroleum (NYSE:BP) has paid out over $28 billion in damages and cleanup expenses and agreed to plead guilty on criminal charges. Show More Summary
Trustees could use the data to try to get the $585 million for ecosystem improvements and more fish in the Gulf. After a disaster such as an oil spill, trustees -- which could include federal, state or tribal authorities -- often attempt to secure financial compensation from those responsible.
By Callum Turcan: The ghosts of 2010 continue to haunt BP plc (NYSE:BP) as it was found to be "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in regards to its Macondo well. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded as a surge of methane gas caught on fire. Show More Summary
When BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in 2010, Fox News pundits rushed to the corporation's defense with excuses ranging from pitiful to conspiratorial. But now the ruling is out, exposing the falsities of Fox's defense: BP was to blame for the worst oil spill in U.S. Show More Summary
A controlled burn near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. (Photo: Deepwater Horizon Response / Flickr Creative Commons) Last week, a United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is atShow More Summary
A U.S. federal judge has ruled that BP Plc. was grossly negligent in the lead-up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. This could increase the London-based oil and gas giant’s total liabilities by as much as $14.5 billion. The company...Show More Summary
A federal judge in New Orleans minced no words in handing down a ruling this week that found BP 's “willful misconduct” and “gross negligence” caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The ruling is the result of a jury-less...Show More Summary
BP was yesterday found guilty of being "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. The blowout killed 11 workers and caused the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill that was the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S.
Federal Judge Carl Barbier has found British Petroleum ‘grossly negligent’ in causing the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The finding paves the way for huge penalties that may reach $18 billion for violations of the Clean Water Act. Although drilling rig owner and operator was also negligent in the court’s view—and so was —it was that was ruled [...]
BP faces up to $18bn civil fines after judge blames company for worst offshore oil spill in US history One-Minute Read Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:03am A US judge has ruled that BP was "grossly negligent" in the lead-up to the Deepwater...Show More Summary
Judge rules firm acted with "gross negligence" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, raising level of fines it must pay.
Steven Newman, Chief Executive of deepwater drilling firm Transocean scored a big victory today, both for his company and most certainly on a personal level as U.S. District Judge Carl [...] The post Transocean Cleared from Deepwater Horizon Blowout Liability appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
After four years of debate and legal testimony, a federal district judge ruled Thursday that BP's grossly negligent actions led to the explosion of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and consequent gusher that spilled an estimated 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from two and a half miles below the seabed. Show More Summary
In a 153-page order issued today, a federal district judge in Louisiana ruled that the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill was the result of BP's recklessness. Heightening BP's culpability from negligence to recklessness could subject it to even greater fines. Judge Carl Barbier's memorandum contains copious findings of fact......
We imagine that the handing down of the Deepwater Horizon decision may have gone a little like this.
It might be an understatement to say that BP hasn’t had the best go of it the last four years. You know – that huge oil spill, the deaths of dozens of workers and, of course, being named the 2011 Worst Company in America by Consumerist readers. Well, things aren’t looking much better, as the company was found negligent … [More]