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BP Spill Update: Endless Spill, Endless Blame

May 24, 2010, 10:58 am

Forbes
Christopher Helman

With the Deepwater Horizon oil spill now moving into its second month and no immediate end in sight, BP is (see WSJ story today) attempting to throw Transocean under the bus as responsible for the disaster. Unnamed BP execs point out sections from Transocean's emergency response manual stating that the driller's on-site manager is "fully responsible" for work on the rig.


What to expect from BP

May 20, 2010, 9:00 am

Independent News

While Northwest Florida prepared for the over five million gallons of BP crude oil set to contaminate its beaches and waterways, the IN took a break from the endless series of press conferences by visiting politicians from our state and federal governments to talk with experts who have investigated and dealt with British Petroleum in other disasters.


Families of oil rig victims struggle with a devastating loss

May 19, 2010, 10:04 am

Washington Post

Remembering the 11 workers who lost their life on the Deepwater Horizon Rig.


Beaumont law firm joins oil rig case

May 19, 2010, 8:55 am

Beaumont Enterprise

The Beaumont law firm that led the legal battle against BP after the deadly explosion at its Texas City refinery in 2005 has sued BP on behalf of a crewman in the April 20 fatal offshore rig blast near Louisiana.


Oil-spill suits pit BP against old foes

May 18, 2010, 2:55 pm

National Law Journal

BP is facing many of its old foes in the rising oil spill litigation.



Renegade Refiner: OSHA Says BP Has “Systemic Safety Problem”

May 17, 2010, 11:07 pm

The Center for Public Integrity®

By Jim Morris and M.B. Pell

Two refineries owned by oil giant BP account for 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety inspectors over the past three years, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows. Most of BP’s citations were classified as “egregious willful” by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and reflect alleged violations of a rule designed to prevent catastrophic events at refineries.


BP Refinery Cited For Serious Safety Violations

May 14, 2010, 8:40 am

Huffington Post

Already in the cross-hairs of federal and congressional investigators -- as well as dozens of plaintiff's attorneys -- for its role in the Gulf oil rig explosion and the spreading oil spill, BP was recently hit with some more bad news.


Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Facing A Flood Of Lawsuits

May 13, 2010, 8:48 am

Buzzy Times

Nearly 100 lawsuits have already been filed across the Gulf region, and the disaster, which lawyers envision becoming one of the biggest class actions in U.S. history, involves billions of dollars in potential liabilities.


BP knew of problems hours before blast

May 12, 2010, 10:11 pm

CNN Money

BP knew of problems with an offshore well hours before it exploded last month, spilling millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a House committee chairman said Wednesday.


What went wrong at oil rig? A lot, probers find ‎

May 12, 2010, 5:40 pm

Associated Press
By H. JOSEF HEBERT and FREDERIC J. FROMMER

WASHINGTON — Bad wiring and a leak in what's supposed to be a "blowout preventer." Sealing problems that may have allowed a methane eruption. Even a dead battery, of all things.



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