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Regulator warns Black Elk on safety after rig fire

21 Nov 2012

HOUSTON A regulator on Wednesday ordered Black Elk Energy to take immediate steps to improve safety at its offshore platforms, after last week's deadly rig explosion off the Louisiana coast killed one worker and left another missing.

BP to pay record fine for 2010 spill: sources

15 Nov 2012

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON BP Plc is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster through a plea deal reached with the Department of Justice that may be announced as soon as Thursday, according to sources familiar with discussions.

BP close to agreeing record oil spill fine - sources

15 Nov 2012

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON BP Plc is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster which caused the worst offshore spill in the country's history, sources familiar with discussions said.

BP close to agreeing record oil spill fine: sources

15 Nov 2012

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON BP Plc is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster which caused the worst offshore spill in the country's history, sources familiar with discussions said.

BP expected to admit to criminal misconduct in 2010 spill

15 Nov 2012

HOUSTON, Nov 14 BP Plc is expected to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster through a plea agreement it has reached with the U.S. Department of Justice that may be announced as soon as Thursday, according to two sources familiar with discussions.

Plaintiffs, BP urge judge to approve $7.8 billion spill settlement

09 Nov 2012

NEW ORLEANS BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion (4.9 billion pounds) class-action settlement.

Plaintiffs, BP urge judge to approve $7.8 billion spill settlement

09 Nov 2012

NEW ORLEANS BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion class-action settlement.

Plaintiffs, BP urge judge to approve $7.8 billion spill settlement

09 Nov 2012

NEW ORLEANS BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion class-action settlement.

Plaintiffs, BP urge judge to approve $7.8 billion spill settlement

09 Nov 2012

NEW ORLEANS BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion (4.9 billion pounds) class-action settlement.

Insight - BP oil spill settlement before U.S. election seen unlikely

27 Oct 2012

HOUSTON For a president locked in a tough re-election fight, it may look like political gold: a settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and BP Plc over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that could send billions of dollars to Florida, one of a handful of politically divided states that could decide the November 6 contest.

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