News BP had originally projected that its settlement in the case would cost $7.8 billion but later boosted this to $9.2 billion

A panel of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a federal judge's approval of a multi-billion dollar settlement between BP Plc and businesses and individuals who lost money and property in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP hit with new legal headache in Russia

BP faces yet more vexation from its Russian activities after minority shareholders in its TNK-BP joint venture launched an 87 billion-rouble (£1.8bn) damages claim yesterday.

BP raises the stakes in Russian battle

The tussle between BP and its partners in TNK-BP took yet another twist yesterday as the oil giant filed a case accusing the Renova Group of breaching the Russian joint venture's shareholder agreement.

David Prosser: Dudley back in hot water over Russia

Outlook It is now three months since BP was forced to give up its deal with the oil giant Rosneft amid a seemingly intractable legal dispute with its existing Russian partner TNK-BP – or, more specifically, with AAR, which owns 50 per cent of that operation.

BP's Russian partners restart action over Rosneft deal

BP's oligarch co-owners in the Russian joint venture TNK-BP have restarted proceedings aimed at securing a ruling that BP broke their shareholders' agreement – a ruling that could make BP liable for billions of dollars in damages.

BP reports Alaskan leak

BP has reported another pipe- line leak at its Alaskan oilfields, frustrating the oil giant's attempts to rebuild its reputation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP prepares to apply for return to Gulf of Mexico

BP has written to the US regulator setting out new deepwater drilling standards based on lessons learned from last year's fatal Deepwater Horizon disaster

Disaster rig owners blame BP

The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year has largely blamed oil giant BP for the disaster.

Premier mulls Wytch Farm buy

Premier Oil is considering buying BP's 68 per cent stake in the Wytch Farm oil field in Dorset.

BP puts new plans to Rosneft

Rosneft, the Russian state oil giant which walked away from an Arctic exploration pact with BP earlier this week, has received new proposals from the UK group. "These proposals make it possible to discuss our co-operation outside the agreements which have already expired," Rosneft said.

David Prosser: The stakes get ever higher for Bob Dudley in Russia

Outlook There are two ways to look at the latest misfortune to befall BP's alliance with Rosneft. One is to say that Bob Dudley, chief executive of BP since the autumn, is making a pig's ear of his first six months in the job. The other is to reflect on where BP might be 10 years from now if, in the end, it can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in Russia. And for the time being, it's not possible to say which of these alternatives ought to be the prevailing view.

BP blow as Rosneft deal collapses

BP's hopes of making the Arctic a key part of its recovery plan were dealt a major blow today by the failure of a share swap and exploration deal with Russian oil group Rosneft.

Blizzard of lawsuits to fix blame over BP spill

The $40bn claim against Transocean corresponds to the $40.9bn in provisions that BP has made to cover the response costs and the compensation trust fund

BP fights on for Rosneft deal as TNK talks end

BP secured a last-minute extension to its $10bn (£6bn) tie-up with Rosneft yesterday, as the oil giant faced down environmental protesters and shareholder rebellion at its annual general meeting.

David Prosser: BP's shareholders are entitled to be furious too

Outlook Bob Dudley and Carl-Henric Svanberg will no doubt cope with running the gauntlet of protesters at BP's annual general meeting today. Mr Dudley, a career oil man, knows this sort of ordeal comes with the territory, even if last year's Gulf of Mexico spill has ramped up the outrage factor, while Mr Svanberg got plenty of practice coping with demonstrations during the height of that scandal last year. Leaving aside the demonstrators' concerns, however, both men deserve a rough ride from their shareholders too.

BP and AAR: from Russia with very little love

The collapse of BP's tie-up with Rosneft is chief executive Bob Dudley's first serious error of judgement. Sarah Arnott reports
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