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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Sunday 05 February 2012
BP's chief executive, Bob Dudley, is expected to increase the oil giant's dividend for the first time since it was reinstated for the end of 2010 after a six-month suspension.
Saturday 04 February 2012
Sir William Castell, the man who oversaw safety at BP in the run-up to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is leaving the company.
Thursday 02 February 2012
BP has suffered a further blow in its bid to share the billions of dollars of costs arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Monday 16 January 2012
An art collective protesting against the Tate Modern's partnership with oil giant BP used a block of Arctic ice to express their grievances this weekend.
Monday 09 January 2012
PM apologises over Tourette's comment
Friday 06 January 2012
A trio of senior executives are in line for a combined windfall worth tens of millions of dollars after their East Africa-focused oil and gas exploration company, Cove Energy, was put on the block with an estimated sales tag of $1bn (£645m).
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Oil giant BP has fired the latest shots in a legal battle over the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, claiming contractor Halliburton should pay all of its billions of pounds of costs.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
The environment section covers issues which raise debate such as those concerning climate change, green living and nature. Here we take a look at the most popular articles of the year followed by an insight from our environment editor as he chooses his favourite story.
Thursday 22 December 2011
An oil spill near the coast of Nigeria is likely to be the worst there in a decade, the government official said today, as slicks from the Royal Dutch Shell spill approached the southern shoreline.
Thursday 01 December 2011
BP could be forced to pay higher penalties over the 2006 Prudhoe Bay oil spill, the worst onshore pipeline leak in Alaska's history, depending on the outcome of a trial under way in Anchorage.
Monday 07 November 2011
Wednesday 26 October 2011
BP's "public consultation" over its plan for a controversial deepwater oil well off the coast of Shetland, closed this month, has been reopened by Chris Huhne, for further comments.
Thursday 13 October 2011
Campaigners warn that wildlife at Shetland site would be at 'significant risk' from any spill
Wednesday 12 October 2011
Internal report warns of ecological disaster if new well bursts
Saturday 01 October 2011
The bosses of two of the world's biggest multi-national corporations were convicted by a jury of "ecocide" at the Supreme Court yesterday for destroying global ecosystems.
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