BP http://apr.org en BP Making 31 Bids in Gulf Oil Lease Sale http://apr.org/post/bp-making-31-bids-gulf-oil-lease-sale In the first federal oil lease sale since the government said BP PLC can again get federal contracts, BP has bids on 31 tracts in the central Gulf of Mexico. The sale is also the first since 2008 offering tracts in the eastern gulf, but nobody bid on any of those tracts. A total of 42 companies bid on 326 blocks in the central gulf, and one company — Exxon Mobil Corp. — bid on three blocks in the western gulf. The bids will be opened and read out starting at 9 a.m. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:03:43 +0000 Associated Press 48678 at http://apr.org BP Making 31 Bids in Gulf Oil Lease Sale BP Employee PAC Making Alabama Contributions http://apr.org/post/bp-employee-pac-making-alabama-contributions <p>Nearly four years after the Gulf oil spill, a political action committee associated with BP oil company is contributing to Alabama politicians' campaigns.</p><p>The Anniston Star says campaign contribution reports show a BP employee PAC gave $1,000 to Gov. Robert Bentley, $2,000 to House Speaker Mike Hubbard, and $500 each to Rep. Terri Collins of Decatur, Rep. Micky Hammon of Decatur, Rep. Ed Henry of Decatur, Rep. Ken Johnson of Moulton, Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur, and Sen. Vivian Davis Figures of Mobile.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:36:18 +0000 The Associated Press 47448 at http://apr.org BP Employee PAC Making Alabama Contributions BP Trial To Focus On Scientists' Spill Estimates http://apr.org/post/bp-trial-focus-scientists-spill-estimates <p></p><p>A trial over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf is now focusing on how much crude gushed from BP&#39;s blown-out well.</p><p>Lawyers for BP and the federal government today began to offer conflicting scientific theories to explain their different estimates.</p><p>The amount of oil that spewed into the Gulf is a key factor in determining how much more money BP and its contractors owe for their roles in the deadly disaster.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:22:45 +0000 The Associated Press 39323 at http://apr.org BP Trial To Focus On Scientists' Spill Estimates BP Says Government Overestimated Size Of Spill http://apr.org/post/bp-says-government-overestimated-size-spill <P>BP has urged a federal judge to rule the company can't be penalized for millions of gallons of oil that spewed from its blown-out well but was captured before it could spill into the Gulf of Mexico.</P> <P>A court filing Friday by BP says the federal government overestimated the size of the spill because workers captured more than 34 million gallons of crude and either burned it or shipped it to shore.</P> <P>The company asked U.S. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:33:06 +0000 The Associated Press 23109 at http://apr.org BP Says Government Overestimated Size Of Spill Recipients Picked For BP Tourism, Seafood Grants http://apr.org/post/recipients-picked-bp-tourism-seafood-grants <P>More than 100 nonprofit groups and government entities have been picked to get shares of $43.7 million in BP funds to promote the Gulf Coast's tourism and seafood industries following the company's 2010 oil spill.</P> <P>The first round of grants announced Wednesday by court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau is part of a proposed settlement between BP and a team of private plaintiffs' attorneys.</P> <P>The deal calls for BP to fund a total of $57 million in tourism and seafood promotion grants.</P> <P>The 110 grant recipients were picked from a pool of more than 350 applic Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:51:59 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20415 at http://apr.org Recipients Picked For BP Tourism, Seafood Grants BP Says Old Oil From Spill Exposed By Isaac http://apr.org/post/bp-says-old-oil-spill-exposed-isaac BP says Hurricane Isaac's scouring waves exposed deposits of buried tar on the Louisiana coast that were left over from its massive oil spill in 2010. Louisiana officials closed a stretch of beach near Fourchon on Tuesday after scouts said they found large tar mats. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:21:14 +0000 The Associated Press 17404 at http://apr.org BP Says Old Oil From Spill Exposed By Isaac Board Says BP Missed The Big Hazard Issues In Spill http://apr.org/post/board-says-bp-missed-big-hazard-issues-spill <p><font face="Arial">A government investigative committee says BP and the drilling contractor it hired to operate the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded two years ago focused too closely on personal safety at the expense of preventing major hazards.</font></p><p><font face="Arial">The conclusions are contained in the preliminary findings of an investigation into the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill conducted by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.</font></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:38:26 +0000 Associated Press 15113 at http://apr.org Board Says BP Missed The Big Hazard Issues In Spill