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  • Offshore drilling debate heats up [Letter]

    A new study published last week should act as a conversation starter about drilling for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. The U.S. Department of Interior is considering offering lease sales off the Atlantic seaboard for oil and gas production in 2018.
  • BP 'reckless,' 'profit-driven' in 2010 Gulf oil spill, judge rules

    WASHINGTON A federal judge ruled Thursday that oil giant BP was grossly negligent in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, which killed 11 workers and resulted in the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's...

    UK government lends hand to BP in U.S. Gulf oil spill rulings

    (Reuters) - The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review appeals court rulings against BP Plc over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that produced one of the largest class actions in American history. In a friend of court brief, the...

    BP ruling raises liability stakes for high-risk industries

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP Plc's potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power...

    New fines may prompt BP to cut back in Russia, elsewhere

    LONDON (Reuters) - The prospect of up to $18 billion in new fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could pressure BP to sell assets from the Americas to Asia and Russia, where its interests risk being dragged into a political standoff between...