GULF COAST DISASTER

Economists looking at oil spill tax losses

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

They hope to have an answer by next week.
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BP asks judge to dismiss many spill claims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BP PLC asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss most of the court claims filed against the oil giant by businesses and individuals who say they suffered economic damage from last ..
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Judge orders action on 6 deepwater permits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

A federal judge has given the Obama administration 30 days to act on six permits for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP sues maker of blowout preventer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

BP is suing the maker of the device that failed to stop last year's calamitous Gulf oil spill, alleging negligence that the oil giant says helped cause the disaster.
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Design of blowout preventer questioned in Gulf oil spill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

A senior official for the maker of the blowout preventer that failed to stop last year's Gulf oil spill says the device hadn't been tested to see if it could cut through a bent dri..
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Hearings resume in New Orleans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Maintenance on a safety device that failed to stop last year's BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the focus as a federal panel resumed hearings on the disaster in New Orleans.
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BP sells aluminum unit amid Gulf drilling reports

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BP announced Monday it is selling its Arco Aluminum subsidiary to a Japanese consortium for $680 million, but declined to comment on reports - denied by U.S. authorities - that it ..
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Pelicans saved from Gulf oil stick to new homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Among the 250 brown pelicans roosting on a sand bar on Georgia's Atlantic coast, wildlife biologist Tim Keyes managed to find a few with the numbered bands around their feet that i..
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Two-thirds of oil and gas leases in Gulf inactive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

More than two-thirds of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico are sitting idle, neither producing oil and gas, nor being actively explored by the companies who hold the leases, acc..
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Manslaughter charge explored in spill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

People familiar with the investigation of the Gulf oil spill say manslaughter and perjury are among the possible violations being explored by Justice Department investigators still..
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