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.
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Thursday 16 May 2013
Sir John Bond was today ejected as chairman of FTSE 100 mining giant Glencore Xstrata, only minutes before he was due to run its first annual meeting following the $67 billion (£44 billion) merger.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Halliburton is in talks to settle private claims against it in a trial to decide how to allocate blame for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, the US oilfield services giant said yesterday as it took a $1bn (£656m) pre-tax charge for a possible deal.
Friday 22 March 2013
Shares in BP leapt today after the FTSE 100 oil giant unveiled plans to return $8bn (£5.3bn) to investors, a day after completing the sale of its troubled TNK-BP Russian joint venture.
Photography review: Landmark, the Fields of Photography - Planet Earth in all its glory and the macabre beauty of desecration
Saturday 16 March 2013
In a show of exuberant generosity and breadth, images of natural beauty and brutal destruction jostle with Flickr fun
Monday 25 February 2013
As oil company finally comes to trial over rig disaster, $16bn settlement talks are intensifying
Tuesday 05 February 2013
The scale of BP's potential legal bill for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has soared after the company disclosed $34bn (£22bn) of new claims by four southern US states.
Court finds Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary partly responsible for a case of oil pollution in the Niger Delta
Wednesday 30 January 2013
A Dutch court has found a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell partly responsible for a case of oil pollution in the Niger Delta - a ruling hailed as a small but important step in holding multinational oil companies to account for environmental damage.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
It was a case of Divine inspiration for James Long's autumn/winter collection, quite literally as the drag performer's portrait graced an intarsia knit jumper - hand crafted by Long's own mother.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Can any physicist readers work out what's going on here? SWAMP, an artistic duo, have created an installation called 'Supermajor' - video above - in which oil is clearly pouring out of a vintage can, puddling onto a table below, but looks like it's in fact climbing up from the puddle back into the can. We're completely stumped...
Wednesday 02 January 2013
The multinational oil giant Shell is facing fresh criticism of its Arctic offshore oil drilling programme, after one of its platforms was left stranded in an environmentally sensitive area of the Alaskan coast.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Like his tough protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke is a man of passionate temper. His contemptuous anger over the lacklustre response of George W Bush to the devastation of Burke’s beloved New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was incorporated into his writing. That rage is back again.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Oil giant BP has been suspended from new contracts with the US government because of the way it handled the Gulf rig disaster.
Saturday 17 November 2012
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has operated on a modest budget in relative obscurity for nearly three decades. Then it won the lottery.
Friday 16 November 2012
Officials in the Gulf of Mexico are investigating an explosion and a fire that broke out aboard an offshore oil platform near Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Friday 16 November 2012
BP will pay the biggest criminal penalty in US legal history by some distance after reaching a $4.5bn (£2.9bn) settlement with American authorities over the Gulf of Mexico spill.
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