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BP's Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, July 2010/Credit: U.S. C
Spill record and safety culture assume larger importance in risk analysis as companies tap unconventional oil in challenging locations.
An oil company's track record on spills—and whether it is prepared for future accidents—has become...
Nov 16, 2012 | Read More
Tar sands mining at the edge of the Canadian boreal forest.
In the run-up to a key European vote Friday that could designate tar sands crude as dirtier, the UK has been secretly helping Canada fight the standard.
The UK government has been giving secret support at the very highest levels to Canada's campaign...
Nov 28, 2011 | Read More
BP America
Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the $20B fund, faces criticism from state attorneys general and others who believe payouts are being made too slowly
BP Plc has paid out more than $5 billion to 204,434 victims of last year's massive Gulf of Mexico...
Aug 23, 2011 | Read More
Gulf of Mexico, June 2010
BP will pay a $25 million civil penalty for its 2006 Alaska oil spills, or over $4,900 per barrel, in the largest such fine to date for an oil accident
BP Plc's $85 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for oil spills in Alaska in...
May 4, 2011 | Read More
The oil industry is pushing hard to drill in the Arctic but is unprepared to clean up an oil spill, according to a Pew study
The next big offshore oil disaster could take place in the remote Arctic seas where hurricane-force...
Nov 11, 2010 | Read More
BP's pre-tax profits for the third quarter of 2010 down to $1.8bn, compared with $4.98bn a year ago.
BP said today it expects the cost of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster to be $7.7bn (£4.8bn)...
Nov 2, 2010 | Read More
One analyst says the company may emerge from the ordeal "reinvigorated."
by Andrew Clark, Guardian The final "killing" of BP's leaking well in the Gulf of...
Sep 21, 2010 | Read More
Chevron, Occidental, Exxon Mobil, Petrochina and Murphy Oil all score poorly in industry risk ranking
Within the first two weeks of April’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, $36 billion of BP's market...
Sep 16, 2010 | Read More
Louisiana’s predicament is the plight of the entire US, writ large.
by Jason Mark, Earth Island Journal About 7,000 years ago, global sea levels stabilized and the...
Aug 22, 2010 | Read More
Digging up every egg from every nest on the Gulf coast from Mississippi to Florida
GULF SHORES, AL. -- Every morning, Peggy Lively is up before dawn to survey the beach in front of...
Aug 17, 2010 | Read More