A former BP Plc engineer charged in the first criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said U.S. prosecutors withheld evidence that might clear him and urged a judge to sanction them.
InsideClimateNews.org — A key piece of data related to the biggest tar sands oil spill in U.S. history has disappeared from the Environmental Protection Agency's website, adding to confusion about the size of the spill and possibly reducing the fine that the company responsible for the accident would be required to pay.
New York City pension funds sued BP Plc for at least $39 million in investment losses, saying the oil company failed to disclose the risks and safety issues leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a partner in the BP Plc well that was the source of the largest U.S. offshore spill, asked a federal judge in Texas to throw out a lawsuit claiming the company misled investors over the project’s risks before and after the blowout.
A BP Plc executive testified the captain of the oil rig that exploded and sent millions of barrels of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico delayed activating the installation’s safety systems after the blast as a trial over the disaster ended.