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At a glance: Settlement is latest milestone after BP spill

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge gave his final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over BP’s massive 2010 oil spill. Here’s a look at some of the legal milestones since a deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 workers and led to millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico: ...

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Drillers: Oil well rules dire for business; others disagree

Onboard the Maersk Developer, operating the Hadrian-5 well for ExxonMobil about 200 miles offshore in the KC-919 field in the Gulf of Mexico, on July 6, 2011. (Image: Maersk Drilling via Flickr - CC2.0)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An industry-funded study warns of dire consequences if pending rules to prevent another catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico go into effect, but critics questioned that claim. The dire economic analysis was done by Wood Mackenzie, a business research firm, and commissioned by the Gulf Economic Survival Team, a Louisiana-based industry group. The study ...

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Famous oil gushers around the world

Oil gushers are icons of early energy exploration. Once a common sight at the turn of the century, gushers have faded into history. Though they could be a spectacular sight, gushers were dangerous and wasteful. Uncapped wells produced large amounts of oil, often times shooting hundreds of feet into the air. One spark could ignite the oil, creating a column of ...

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BP faces Mexico class action lawsuit over 2010 oil spill

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010 and obtained on April 22. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

MEXICO CITY – A few months after reaching the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history, BP Plc faces a class action lawsuit in Mexico over its deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which a civic group on Friday said it had filed against the company. Acciones Colectivas de Sinaloa, a group specializing in consumer and environmental class action claims, ...

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The Latest: BP supervisor pleads guilty in 2010 oil spill

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NEW ORLEANS — The latest on the case against a BP supervisor charged in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. All times local: 10 a.m. A BP supervisor charged in the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of violating the Clean Water Act, and involuntary manslaughter charges have been dismissed. Donald ...

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Anadarko ordered to pay $159.5 million fine for 2010 Gulf spill

A federal judge ordered Anadarko Petroleum Corp to pay a $159.5 million civil fine reflecting its stake in the Gulf of Mexico well whose 2010 blowout caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill. In a decision on Monday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans said Anadarko was not at fault for the spill. But he said the company’s ...

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BP drops effort to retrieve Gulf oil spill business payouts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy giant BP is ending its effort to recoup money it paid in economic damage claims to businesses and individuals under a settlement arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. On Friday, the company filed a motion to withdraw an appeal over what it said were overpayments worth hundreds of millions of dollars and ...

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Number of dolphin deaths leveling off after oil spill

TAMPA, Fla. — Scientists say the number of dead dolphins washing shore is declining five years after the Deepwater Horizon Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the number of dolphins and whales killed by exposure to the oil was 1,433. About 87 percent were bottlenose dolphins. Some washed ashore dead, other were stillborn ...

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Lafayette gets over $279K payout in BP oil spill settlement

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Lafayette Consolidated Government has announced that its payout in a settlement with BP for economic losses resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has been finalized. The Advertiser reports officials announced Tuesday that Lafayette was awarded $279,769. The city-parish filed a claim in 2013. Several public entities in the state had already reached settlement agreements. Officials ...

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Nelson seeks hearing on BP’s proposed settlement

Florida’s senior U.S. senator, Bill Nelson, is pushing the U.S. Justice Department to hold at least one public hearing in Florida on its proposed $18.7 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. And if in the future the Gulf of Mexico exhibits some new harm as a result of the oil and dispersant that spread around the ...

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