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.

Rosneft pushes on with BP alliance

Russia's Rosneft vowed to push ahead with a strategic alliance with BP, despite a block on the deal by the British oil company's partners in joint venture.

Board row delays TNK-BP vote again

The TNK-BP board voted yesterday to postpone a decision on the proposal that it should buy into BP's $10bn (£6.2bn) share-swap with Russian rival Rosneft.

TNK-BP plans gatecrash of Rosneft share swap

TNK-BP is proposing to act as a middleman in BP's $10bn (£6.1bn) share-swap deal with Russian rival Rosneft, but the British oil major does not support the plan.

Sparks fly as BP misses TNK board meeting

Four Russian oligarchs, a former German Chancellor and assorted other TNK-BP board members and executives sat twiddling their thumbs in a meeting room in Berlin yesterday after the BP-nominated representatives failed to turn up.

TNK-BP to push for role in Rosneft deal

The management of BP's Russian joint venture, TNK-BP, is to recommend today that the company push for a role in the UK energy giant's tie-up with Russian rival Rosneft.

Rosneft denies it wants to buy out TNK stake

Rosneft yesterday denied it is considering a takeover of the Russian half of the TNK-BP joint venture, as the state-owned oil group reported a 64 per cent jump in profits last year.

David Prosser: BP in Russia: oil barons succeed in blocking $16bn tie-up with Rosneft

Outlook The twists and turns of the BP story should have stopped surprising us long ago, so numerous and remarkable have they been, but there was an obvious irony in yesterday's successful application by a set of Russian oil barons to delay BP's deal with their biggest domestic rival.

Dividend predicted for BP

BP is expected to reinstate a dividend payment to shareholders this week as the oil and gas giant marks its recovery from the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

David Prosser: BP breathes more easily – despite all the name-calling

Outlook Phew. That might sound a peculiar reaction to the damning Presidential Commission report into the Deepwater Horizon spill, but it's a fair summary of BP investors' response. After the report was published overnight, BP's shares opened up yesterday morning and stayed up for most of the day.

BP cost cuts contributed to Gulf spill, says report

BP and its partners made a series of cost-cutting decisions that ultimately contributed to the oil spill that ravaged the Gulf of Mexico over the summer, the White House commission into the disaster said yesterday. In its final report on the causes of the largest offshore spill in US history, the commission said BP and its collaborators had lacked a system to ensure their actions were safe.

BP finally out of the red after blackest period in its history

Shareholders may be about to see some dividend after oil giant returns to profit

BP back in profit despite cost of oil spill

Oil giant BP announced a return to profit today despite a further hit of 7.7 billion US dollars (£4.8 billion) from the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

BP boss commits to future in US

The chief executive of BP, Bob Dudley, yesterday reaffirmed the beleaguered oil giant's commitment to America in the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. "I did not become chief executive of BP in order to walk away from the US," he told a business conference London.

BP set to avoid US ban on drilling in Gulf of Mexico

BP has signed over six key Gulf of Mexico oil and gas assets as collateral for the $20bn (£12.6bn) compensation fund set up for victims of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the oil giant revealed yesterday.

New BP boss Bob Dudley announces major overhaul

BP's incoming chief executive took the first steps in rebuilding shattered confidence in the group today as he announced plans for a new safety division with "sweeping powers".

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