Texas Governor Rick Perry asked residents to pray for rain in 2011 during the worst drought in state history. Now he wants voters to approve spending $2 billion on top of a record borrowing to boost water supplies.
BP Plc has delayed the restart of its 475,000-barrel-a-day Texas City, Texas, refinery after an external power failure forced its chemical plant to shut down, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
BP Plc agreed to pay a record $50.6 million U.S. fine for failing to correct safety shortfalls at a Texas refinery after a 2005 explosion that killed 15 workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said today.
A BP Plc unit will pay $15 million, the largest-ever Clean Air Act penalty on a single facility, to resolve claims stemming from two fires and a leak at a Texas refinery that killed 15 people, the Justice Department said.
BP Plc faces the first of almost 48,000 toxic exposure claims from neighbors of a Texas refinery who say they’ll give the billions of dollars in punitive damages they’re seeking to charity if they win at trial.