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Macondo Well Lessee Agrees To $1 Billion Settlement With BP Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 20 May 2011 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP PLC and MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC and affiliates Mitsui Oil Exploration Co. and MOEX USA Corp., which had a 10 percent interest in the Macondo Well where the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was drilling, announced May 20 that they... Read More

Louisiana Department Of Health And Hospitals Report On Oil Spill Injuries, Illnesses
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. (CompNewsNetwork) - Two hundred and twenty-seven oil spill exposure-related cases have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to date, according to its sixth surveillance report released July 16. One hundred... Read More

Emerging Oil Rig Evidence Shows Lack Of Regulation
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) The first firm evidence of what likely caused the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil blowout — a devastating sequence of equipment failures — drives home a central unsettling point about America's oil industry... Read More

Day Of Remembrance: 1 Year After Gulf Oil Disaster
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Relatives flew over Gulf of Mexico waters on Wednesday where 11 oil rig workers died a year ago, residents gathered in quiet prayer vigils onshore and President Barack Obama vowed to hold BP and others accountable for "the painful... Read More

Suit Accuses Transocean Of Inflating Stock
Posted on 19 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A lawsuit claims that the owner of sunken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexcio inflated its stock by telling shareholders that safety issues with blowout preventers had been resolved. The federal court suit, filed in New Orleans, seeks... Read More

Oil Spill Panel Hears About Halliburton Warning
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) Federal investigators probing the blowout that led to the Gulf oil spill grilled a Halliburton official Tuesday about concerns the petroleum services firm raised over the potential for a severe gas flow problem if a BP plan was used. Halliburton... Read More

Feds Let BP Avoid Filing Blowout Plan For Gulf Oil Rig
Posted on 6 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS – (AP) Petrochemical giant BP didn't file a plan to specifically handle a major oil spill from an uncontrolled blowout at its Deepwater Horizon project because the federal agency that regulates offshore rigs changed its rules two... Read More

Oil Rig Alarm System Partly Disabled At Time Of Blast
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KENNER, La. - (AP) An alarm system was partially shut down the day the ill-fated oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and setting off the massive spill, an electronics technician who was aboard told an investigative... Read More