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Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's fuel-making capacity into only two players — Tesoro and...
The seafood is safe to eat and the Gulf of Mexico tourism industry is recovering three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the waters off Louisiana. But despite that BP-sponsored...
The images from Mayflower, Ark., after a March 29 oil spill were particularly repulsive: A river of black goo running through yards and down the street of a subdivision, and hundreds of workers arriving to clean up an industrial mess in a peaceful burg....
The nation's fourth biggest oil company, Occidental Petroleum Corp., is primarily involved in oil and natural gas exploration and production. It is also a major manufacturer of oil-related chemicals. The Westwood company said its domestic production...
An expert witness for those suing BP over the nation’s worst environmental disaster criticized the company’s investigation of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as the civil trial entered its second day. UC Berkeley engineering professor...
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Transocean Deepwater Inc., an oil drilling company, formally pleaded guilty on Thursday to a misdemeanor charge and will pay $400 million in criminal penalties, the latest action in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo in New...
Oil giant BP said it is confronting more than $34 billion in damage claims related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico and the nation's biggest offshore oil spill. Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida presented their claims...
WASHINGTON — Assistant U.S. Atty. Gen. Lanny A. Breuer, who made his mark ramping up the prosecution of white-collar crime and overseeing the government’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill investigation, announced he is soon leaving his post as one...
A federal judge in New Orleans accepted an agreement for BP to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record fine in connection with the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which ranks as one of the nation’s worst environmental...
Oil spilled into the Mississippi River after two oil barges hit a bridge near Vicksburg, Miss., early Sunday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. The barges, laden with crude oil, were being pulled by the tow boat Nature's Way Endeavor when they...
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday that he plans to step down and return to Colorado, leaving another opening in President Obama’s Cabinet. “Colorado is and will always be my home. I look forward to...
Two BP employees and a former executive pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a variety of charges, including manslaughter and concealing information from Congress, in connection with the 2010 explosion of the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of...
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