NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first phase of a trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster neared an end Wednesday with testimony by a former BP executive who helped supervise the company's Gulf of Mexico drilling operations.
ExxonMobil's recent pipeline spill near Mayflower, Ark. has raised new concerns among safety analysts about the viability and safety of aging pipelines constructed with outdated welding practices, The Wall Street Journal reports.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP team leader who supervised managers on the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 testified Monday that he was frustrated by last-minute changes to the drilling project, but didn't have any safety concerns before the deadly blast.
Shell is moving to act against "unprecedented levels" of oil theft from pipelines in the Niger Delta, pressing governments to go after middlemen and prosecute those who benefit from the illegal trade, The Wall Street Journal reports.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says federal prosecutors have tacked on "farcical" allegations that he also deleted dozens of voicemails.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP executive who oversaw the company's Gulf of Mexico operations testified Tuesday that he he led a push to improve safety when he started the job more than two years before an April 2010 rig explosion killed 11 workers and led to the nation's worst offshore oil spill.