Falling water levels are killing fish and harming exports
BP is accusing Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement that went into the Deepwater Horizon well that exploded, killing 11 people and causing America's worst offshore oil spill.
Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee were falling in southern Louisiana and pelting the US Gulf Coast yesterday as the storm's centre trudged slowly towards land, where businesses were already beginning to suffer on what would normally be a bustling holiday weekend. With floods from the storms of last weekend's Hurricane Irene still evident in New England, Lee could bring up to 20 inches of rain to some areas.
American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has begun her attempt to become the first person to swim the shark-filled Florida Straits without the aid of a safety cage.
Spike Lee is in negotiations to direct a remake of 'Oldboy'.
The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year has largely blamed oil giant BP for the disaster.
A fish with arm-like fins; a two-inch leech with oversized jaws found living in a man's nose and a type of rust-eating microbe making a slow meal of the wreck of the Titanic are among the "top 10 new species" discovered in 2010, scientists announced yesterday.
Oil on troubled waters
The Anglo-Dutch firm outshone its troubled rival BP as it revealed a near-doubling in annual profits.
BP's frantic efforts to repair its devastated reputation in the US have been set back by a major new alliance with the Russian government, prompting outraged comments from all sides of the political spectrum.
Environmentalists are angry at the energy giant's plans to drill for oil in a remote region of the Arctic
Why do the Tories think timber companies want to buy the forests? To abandon the work they do and become druids?
A radical shake-up of the UK's North Sea oil industry is expected next year.
Delays to deep water oil production in the wake of the devastating Gulf of Mexico spill could reduce global capacity by one million barrels of oil per day, inflating fuel prices and hitting the economy, British company bosses will warn today.
Shareholders may be about to see some dividend after oil giant returns to profit
Profits at Royal Dutch Shell soared by 18 per cent to $3.5bn (£2.2bn) in the third quarter thanks to rising production and sharp rises in the oil price.