News tagged with oil spills

Chevron blamed in Brazil oil spill: report

A huge oil spill off Brazil's southern coast was the result of excessive pressure used by oil giant Chevron in drilling the sea floor, according to a report by police and prosecutors published by local media ...

Mar 20, 2012
5 / 5 (2) 1

BP, plaintiffs focus on Gulf oil spill settlement

(AP) -- Nearly two years after his brother Gordon was killed in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, Chris Jones had planned to drive in from Baton Rouge with other relatives to attend the start of the ...

Feb 27, 2012
not rated yet 0

Gulf oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks

(AP) -- A judge is pushing back the federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday that BP PLC was making some progress in settlement talks with a committee overseeing ...

Feb 26, 2012
not rated yet 0

BP faces billions in fines as spill trial nears

(AP) -- On the cusp of trial over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, phalanxes of lawyers, executives and public officials have spent the waning days in settlement talks. Holed up in small ...

Feb 25, 2012
4.8 / 5 (6) 9

Brazil's Petrobras reports another oil spill

Brazil's state-run energy giant Petrobras on Tuesday reported that 160 barrels of crude oil may have spilled from a deep-water well off Sao Paulo state but said the situation was under control.

Jan 31, 2012
not rated yet 0