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Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

BP Sues to Get New Contracts After Oil Spill

BP Sues to Get New Contracts After Oil Spill

BP is suing the U.S. government over a decision to bar the oil giant from getting new federal contracts to supply fuel and other services after the company pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other criminal charges related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Study Identifies Source of Oil Sheens Near Deepwater Horizon Site

Study Identifies Source of Oil Sheens Near Deepwater Horizon Site

A chemical analysis indicates that the source of oil sheens recently found floating at the ocean’s surface near the site of the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill is pockets of oil trapped within the wreckage of the sunken rig.

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Crews Work to Seal Leaking Oil and Gas Well off Louisiana Coast

Crews Work to Seal Leaking Oil and Gas Well off Louisiana Coast

Crews worked Wednesday to seal an old oil and gas well off the Louisiana coast that began leaking during work to plug it permanently.

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Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Ends As BP Pulls Out, Leaves Unanswered Questions

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Ends As BP Pulls Out, Leaves Unanswered Questions

Finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill isn’t difficult on some Gulf Coast beaches, but the company and the government say it isn’t common enough to keep sending out the crews that patrolled the sand for three years in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.

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Shell Presses Ahead With World’s Deepest Offshore Oil Well

Shell Presses Ahead With World’s Deepest Offshore Oil Well

Royal Dutch Shell is pressing ahead with the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas production facility by pushing the boundaries of technology and drilling almost two miles (3.2 km) underwater in the politically sensitive Gulf of Mexico…

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Empty Nets in Louisiana Three Years After The Spill

Empty Nets in Louisiana Three Years After The Spill

About two-thirds of U.S. oysters come from the Gulf Coast, the source of about 40% of America’s seafood catch. But in the three years since the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon blew up and sank about 80 miles south of here, fishermen say many of the oyster reefs are still barren, and some other commercial species are harder to find…

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Florida Sues BP On 3-year Anniversary Of Oil Spill

Florida Sues BP On 3-year Anniversary Of Oil Spill

Florida’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against BP and Halliburton on the three-year anniversary of the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

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Gulf Spill Cleanup Continues 3 Years Later, Full Impact Not Yet Known

Gulf Spill Cleanup Continues 3 Years Later, Full Impact Not Yet Known

At first glance, the marshy, muddy coastline of Bay Jimmy in southeast Louisiana appears healthy three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Brown pelicans and seagulls cruise the shoreline, plucking fish and crabs from the water. Underneath the surface, environmentalists and scientists fear there may be trouble…

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BP’s Oiled Animals: Where Are They Now?

BP’s Oiled Animals: Where Are They Now?

Across the northern Gulf of Mexico, which absorbed 200 million gallons of crude oil in 2010, the disaster still isn’t over. This Earth Day marks its third anniversary, highlighting a gradual shift from in-your-face emergency to subtle, behind-the-scenes villain.

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