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# BP Oil Spill

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# Not so slick
BP is still fighting penalties over the worst oil spill in US history
The company could be fined up to $13.7 billion for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
# Oil
BP confirms advanced talks with Russia's state controlled oil company
The new $30 billion deal would put an end to recent disputes between BP and its partners
# Oil
Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill
The first new drilling began in the region in March of this year – and is thriving even after the disastrous BP oil spill.
# BP Oil Spill
BP and contractors face $45million fine over Deepwater Horizon spill
The three companies could be fined up to $35,000 per day – but that figure is reportedly dwarfed by their profits.
# BP Oil Spill
Better management would “almost certainly” have stopped BP oil spill
The US presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill finds that lax controls and cost-cutting were the chief culprits.
# USA
BP knew cement used on Deepwater Horizon well was faulty
Investigators say BP and the company which produced supplied the cement knew that the compound was unstable and could be vulnerable before the rig blew up.
# BP Oil Spill
BP seals the ruptured oil well for good
# Hurricane Katrina
Obama laments “man-made catastrophe” of Hurricane Katrina
President tells New Orleans that the legacy of Katrina must be one “of action” but stops short of admonishing BP.
# BP Oil Spill
Brad Pitt says he backs death penalty for BP execs
The actor says he’s never supported capital punishment – but would make an exception for the oil executives.
# BP
BP agrees to pay record fine for 2005 refinery explosion
But the €39.3m it’s paying won’t come close to matching the fines it’ll have for the Gulf oil leak.
# BP Oil Spill
It’s over! 106 days on, BP plugs the oil well
Almost. The ‘static kill’ of heavy mud worked: now it just needs cement.
# BP Oil Spill
Hayward stands down, but won't be out of pocket
BP confirms Hayward’s departure, and pays him a tidy sum to do so.
# BP Oil Spill
Hayward will leave BP – with a £10.8m pension pot
Embattled CEO will be replaced by the man leading the Gulf clean-up.
# BP Oil Spill
BP may fire CEO as clean-up resumes
Tony Hayward’s future to be discussed tomorrow as BP moves to mop up the Gulf.
# BP Oil Spill
BP turned off emergency alarms to let crew sleep
Alarms were “inhibited” the day the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded.
# Paperround
Passing the stress tests, more mortgage rate hikes, and how Joyce said "I'm alive" seconds before he was stabbed
Paperround: Our guide to the pick of the Saturday press.
# BP Oil Spill
It's NOT over - there's oil seeping from the leak
BP engineers detect a seepage and fear a new leak has sprung after installing the containment cap.
# BP Oil Spill
BP confident oil leak will hold off
# BP Oil Spill
BP finally plugs the 86-day oil leak
It’s over! For now…