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# Gulf of Mexico

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Eight dead as Hurricane Grace hits Mexico’s Gulf coast again
The hurricane regained power after crossing the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday.
'The gates of hell opening up': What caused the massive Gulf of Mexico fire?
Footage of the inferno went viral over the weekend.
Millions of US residents braced as Storm Barry nears hurricane strength as it approaches coast
Forecasters predict heavy rains, a potential storm surge and flooding reminiscent of 2005′s Hurricane Katrina.
Martin O'Neill takes positives from Mexico defeat in New York
The Ireland boss said the game was ‘excellent preparation’ for Austria.
BP boss "a little saddened" by movie about Deepwater Horizon disaster
The explosive Hollywood movie looked at the disaster which killed 11 men in 2010.
Incredible photos of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Daniel Beltra spent 28 days shooting at the scene of the largest accidental oil spill in the history of the industry.
US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill
The British energy giant reached a $7.8 billion settlement in 2012
Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored
People in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta have suffered thousands of oil spills – which have ruined livelihoods, public health and the environment. Why are they not being listened to? Because oil companies control information about the spills.
Pics: Two shipwrecks found deep in the Gulf of Mexico
Items such as ceramic cups and dishes, clothing and artifacts from Britain and Mexico were found on board the ships.
Transocean fined $1.4 billion over Deepwater Horizon
The Swiss-based company will pay a mix of criminal penalties and civil fines after settling with the US Government.
One body found near oil rig in Gulf of Mexico after explosion
Two workers have been missing since the explosion and fire on the oil rig on Friday.
BP agrees €3.52 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
The settlement includes about €1 billion in criminal fines – the biggest criminal penalty in US history.
Hurricane Isaac strengthens while approaching US coast
President Obama has called on residents in the storm’s projected path to heed the warnings, saying: “Now’s not the time to tempt fate.”
Former BP worker arrested for allegedly deleting iPhone evidence
Engineer who worked on the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been accused of deleting messages relating to
BP agrees $7.8bn compensation for Gulf of Mexico oil spill
The company will make settlements with more than 100,000 people hit by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
BP reports gains despite payments after Gulf spill
The company reports that it has raised its quarterly dividend by 14 per cent, even after making payments to compensate for the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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 sees huge Q3 profits, announces 'turning point'
The oil giant’s chief executive has said Q3 results mark a turnaround from the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
$4 billion paid to BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Anadarko Petroleum Co has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP PLC as part of a settlement related to last year’s Gulf of Mexico 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.
Second leak discovered as North Sea oil spill is the 'worst for a decade'
The oil spill from a Shell platform is estimated to be the worst in ten years in the North Sea.
BP faces protests at shareholder meeting
BP will face protests at a shareholder meeting in London today, as fishermen complain of poor compensation for the oil spill and investors condemn excessive executive pay packets.
BP Gulf oil spill blamed on bad management
US National Commission investigating April’s Deepwater Horizon rig explosion heavily criticises the companies involved in the rig.
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.
Gulf oil spill well declared 'dead' by BP
Oil giant sees share price rise after announcement.
BP leak ready to be sealed permanently
After five months, the leak into the Gulf of Mexico could at last stop today.
BP seals the ruptured oil well for good
Another oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico
Coastguard says 13 employees were blown into the water, and the rig is now leaking oil.
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 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.
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 may fire CEO as clean-up resumes
Tony Hayward’s future to be discussed tomorrow as BP moves to mop up the Gulf.
BP turned off emergency alarms to let crew sleep
Alarms were “inhibited” the day the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded.
The 5 most stupid things BP has done since the spill
When can an oil company catch a break?
BP Photoshops crisis response photo
BP inserts a heavily doctored, nine-year-old photo of their crisis command centre on their website’s “Response in pictures” section.
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 confident oil leak will hold off
BP finally plugs the 86-day oil leak
It’s over! For now…