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Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety

There aren’t many issues on which government regulators, oil industry experts and environmentalists can all agree, but five years after the BP gulf oil spill, many say offshore drilling operations are safer — although there is debate over whether ocean drilling should be expanded. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing ...

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BP drops bid to oust Gulf spill claims administrator

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BP Plc on Friday ended its bid to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, citing steps the administrator has taken to reduce the threat of fraud. The British oil company withdrew its appeal of a federal judge’s decision not to remove the administrator, Patrick Juneau, who ...

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April hearing set on ex-BP engineer’s reversed conviction

NEW ORLEANS — Federal prosecutors hoping to win reinstatement of an obstruction of justice conviction against a former BP engineer will argue their case next month at an appeals court in New Orleans. Prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deliberately deleting text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP’s Macondo well after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Defense attorneys ...

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