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  • A truck enters a BP chemical plant near Hitchcock, Texas

    The SEC is closely looking at dates between April 20—when the oil explosion happened in the Gulf of Mexico—and late June—when the company was deeply engaged in trying to cap the oil well.

  • Oil Spews From Louisiana Well Struck by Tow Boat Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 4:45 PM ET
    20-foot oil leak shooting up in plaquemines parish.

    Oil and gas leaked Tuesday from a damaged well on a waterway north of a bay where officials have been fighting the spill from the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • A Responsible BP Must Go Beyond Petroleum Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 12:18 PM ET
    BP CEO Tony Hayward

    The biggest challenge for Dudley is going to be reconfiguring the company culture toward rigorous accountability. Going forward, corporate social responsibility (CSR) will have a new found meaning at BP.

  • BP's Chairman Could Only Spare A Few Minutes Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 11:39 AM ET
    BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg

    Citing what a busy day it was, a meeting facilitator explained to investors and analysts that “Carl-Henric has other commitments he must fulfill” and that “unfortunately, he has to leave us now.” Mr. Svanberg had taken just four questions from callers.

  • New Chief Pledges BP Will Be 'Good Corporate Citizen' Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 8:28 AM ET
    Bob Dudley, the Executive Director of BP, arrives at their headquarters in St James's Square on July 26, 2010 in London, England.

    With the gush of oil apparently stopped in the Gulf of Mexico, BP will now focus on repairing its image and fixing the battered coastline, new company CEO Robert Dudley told CNBC.

  • Only one permit for shallow offshore drilling has been issued since June 18, effectively leading to an "unofficial mortatorium," Hercules Offshore CEO John Rynd said on CNBC Monday morning.

  • Tamminen: Does God Want a Climate Bill? Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 9:47 AM ET
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    For those in Congress who insist they are guided by the Almighty, would they not want to alleviate the suffering caused around the world by climate change, massive oil spills and oil wars?

  • Real Estate Agents Want BP Payback Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 2:14 PM ET
    Workers clean up oil patches and tar that washed up on the beach from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on June 8, 2010 in Orange Beach, Alabama.

    "I'm hearing from them constantly." That's what Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of a $20 billion oil spill compensation fund, told members of Congress. Them? Real estate agents and brokers. "They make a credible argument," he adds.

  • Relief Tunnel Should Reach BP Gulf Well By Weekend Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 12:05 PM ET
    Transocean Offshore Installation Manager Chris Wokowsky stands on the deck of the Development Driller II, which is drilling a relief well, at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    The federal government's spill chief said a relief tunnel should finally reach BP's broken Gulf of Mexico well by the weekend, meaning the three-month-old gusher could be snuffed for good within two weeks.

  • Big Is Back For American Auto Buyers Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 3:26 PM ET
    Toyota RAV4

    Two years after gasoline prices hit a record high of more than $4 a gallon, light trucks, SUVs and crossovers are popular again. "The further we get past the gas crisis, the less people remember it,” says one industry analyst.

  • Drilling Ban Will Have Long-Term Effects Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 1:51 PM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    The US ban on offshore drilling could have long-term consequences on oil prices, Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the International Energy Agency, told CNBC Monday, on the eve of the three-month anniversary of the BP  Gulf of Mexico oil spill that led to the moratorium.

  • Kenneth R. Feinberg

    The administrator of a $20 billion Gulf oil spill compensation fund says fishermen and others with lost income claims would be "crazy" to bypass the fund and take their chances in court.

  • Veterinarians clean an oil covered brown pelican found off the Louisiana coast and affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

    Many have dubbed the Gulf oil spill as the worst environmental disaster in American history. In my view, it’s not even close. Here are the 10 worst ones.

  • Greenberg: Wall Street’s Dirty Bond Fund Secret Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 2:56 PM ET
    Cash in a trap

    It’s no secret that bond funds are where the action has been over the past year, with most new fund money going their way. What is a secret—or at least something that never gets discussed—is the cost of investing in bond funds.

  • Gulf Geyser Stops Gushing, But Will It Hold? Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 8:51 AM ET
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    BP finally gained control over one of America's biggest environmental catastrophes by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway geyser that has been gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico since early spring, though no one was declaring victory just yet.

  • Video screen capture taken July 15, 2010.

    BP shares surged at the open Friday after the company said a tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • BP Apache Close to Asset Sale Deal Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 12:35 PM ET
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    BP and Apache are closing in on a deal. Apache's financing for the deal is key. Bankers tell me the company is seeking a bridge loan between $6 and $7 billion for the purchase.

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    BP started shutting off the flow of oil through a new cap on its gushing Gulf of Mexico oil well Wednesday, possibly coming within hours of stopping the gusher for the first time since April.

  • A Look at BP's History of Boldness and Costly Blunders Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 11:43 AM ET
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    In pursuit of growth and profits, BP has taken monumental risks and suffered the consequences. But its record shows that it has been unable or unwilling to learn from its expensive mistakes. The NYT reports.

  • Diamond Offshore Moves Another Rig Out of Gulf Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 10:59 AM ET
    Drill ship recovering oil from the ruptured British Petroleum oil well over the site in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    The President and CEO of Diamond Offshore, Larry Dickerson, said, "With new contracting severely restricted in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the uncertainties surrounding the offshore drilling moratorium, we are actively seeking international opportunities to keep our rigs fully employed."