Two BP Plc well-site leaders who were aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig when an explosion killed 11 workers and triggered the biggest U.S. offshore oil spill asked a court to dismiss the federal charges against them.
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.
The trial that will determine the extent of any liability London-based BP Plc and its partners must face for the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is set to begin today in federal court in New Orleans.
Transocean Ltd., seeking to avoid liability in the Gulf of Mexico spill trial, claimed BP Plc misrepresented the amount of oil that gushed from its blown-out Macondo well, prolonging the catastrophe by 60 days.
BP Plc, on trial in New Orleans federal court for the biggest U.S. offshore oil spill in history, asked a federal judge to block a government request to make public internal communications with the company’s lawyers.
BP Plc, Transocean Ltd. and the U.S. Coast Guard confronted the possibility of a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as hope faded for workers missing since an offshore drilling rig exploded on April 20 and sank yesterday.
Transocean Ltd.’s agreement to pay $1.4 billion in penalties for its role in the worst U.S. maritime oil spill frees the world’s largest offshore driller to attend to rising competition in deep-water rig markets.
U.S. Coast Guard rescuers searched waters of the Gulf of Mexico through the night for 11 offshore oil workers still missing after an explosion and fire injured 17 people on a Transocean Ltd. drilling rig yesterday.