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  • Lawmakers divide expected oil spill recovery money

    Lawmakers want to steer Gulf oil spill recovery money to help refill Louisiana's "rainy day" fund and an elderly trust fund that was raided to fill budget holes.

  • Court won't stop BP oil spill claims payments

    BP PLC must resume paying claims while it asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court panel said Wednesday.

  • BP to ask Supreme Court to hear claims issue

    BP PLC said Wednesday it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether businesses must prove they were directly harmed by the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect payments from a 2012 settlement.

  • US seeks reinstatement of charge in BP spill case

    Prosecutors urged a federal appeals court panel Wednesday to reinstate a criminal charge alleging that a former BP executive obstructed a congressional investigation into the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Jindal wants to steer BP money to 'rainy day' fund

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration wants to use Gulf oil spill recovery money to help refill the Louisiana's "rainy day" fund and settle a lawsuit claiming the state needs to return roughly $300 million to the fund.

  • Former BP executive gets delay in oil spill trial

    A federal judge has indefinitely delayed the trial of a former BP executive accused of lying to Congress in 2010 about the amount of oil that was spewing from the company's blown-out well.

  • Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, addresses reporters during the minority's regular legislative news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

    Executives hail project agreement as significant

    Executives from the North Slope's major oil and gas companies on Wednesday hailed an agreement with the state as a major step forward in pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project.

  • Asset sales weigh on BP's Q4 earnings

    BP PLC's fourth-quarter profits fell 30 percent as the asset sales that it has pursued to compensate victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster reduced production.

  • Texas lawyer seeks hold on BP spill suit

    A Texas lawyer being sued by oil giant BP over allegations that he falsely claimed to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a federal court to delay the lawsuit while a criminal investigation plays out.

  • Alaska governor unveils new plan for gas pipeline

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced a new way forward on a long-hoped-for natural gas pipeline that includes scrapping the terms of a 2007 law he says no longer works well for the situation.

  • **FILE** The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns after a deadly explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010. (Associated Press)

    Ex-Halliburton manager charged in Gulf spill probe

    A former Halliburton employee was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • ** FILE ** In this aerial file photo created on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, an oil slick is seen as the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns. Nearly three years after the deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation's worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by the disaster on Monday Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

    Trial set to open for Gulf oil spill litigation

    Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation's worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by the disaster.

  • ** FILE ** Fire-boat response crews spray water on the burning remnants of BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig on April 21, 2010. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

    Judge OKs $4 billion BP oil spill criminal settlement

    A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Claims of responsibility for Wednesday's attack on a gas field are tied to a group led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who had been a regional commander in northwestern Africa for al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (intelcenter)

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    Al Qaeda-linked terrorists seized as many as 40 hostages, including an unknown number of Americans, in a deadly attack Wednesday on a natural gas field party operated by BP in Algeria.

  • **FILE** Scott Alford (center), a soil conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, points out features of a man-made marsh to Harris Sherman (right), undersecretary for natural resources and the environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Julie Grogan-Brown (left), also with the USDA, near Baytown, Texas. The marsh is part of a project to restore lost wetlands and islands off the Texas coast. (Associated Press)

    Feds, Transocean reach $1.4B deal over Gulf spill

    The Justice Department has reached a $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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