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  • ORANGE BEACH, Ala.— With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region. Questions remain about the long-term environmental impacts of the BP...

  • May 22- A small offshore oil platform caught fire in shallow water near the coast of Louisiana on Friday and a sheen was seen in the sea after workers were evacuated, officials said. All 28 workers aboard were taken from the platform, located about 20 miles east of the boot tip of Louisiana, onto a nearby supply vessel and taken ashore. It was unclear how much oil had...

  • A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    In a separate development, oil giant BP— which leased the rig from Transocean— reached settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related litigation with Transocean, and with contractor Halliburton, which did cement work on the rig before it exploded in April 2010. But Transocean and Halliburton also were found to have some responsibility.

  • May 20- Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co and contract driller Transocean Ltd said they have settled all claims with BP Plc related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Halliburton, which did the cementing work for BP's well, had earlier blamed BP's decision to use only six centralizers for the blowout that spilled millions of barrels of oil for 87 days.

  • May 20- U.S. oilfield services provider Halliburton Co said it has reached an agreement with BP Plc to resolve issues related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.. The company said the agreement includes the dismissal of all claims against each other related to the spill. Halliburton said in September it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of...

  • TAMPA, Fla., May 20- A record dolphin die-off in the northern Gulf of Mexico was caused by the largest oil spill in U.S. history, researchers said on Wednesday, citing a new study that found many of the dolphins died with rare lesions linked to petroleum exposure. Millions of barrels of crude oil spewed into Gulf waters, and a dolphin die-off was subsequently seen...

  • Scientists link dolphin deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP spill Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:04 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico. The study involved federal scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "No feasible alternative causes remain that can reasonably explain the...

  • HOUSTON, May 19- Marathon Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday it was disappointed by the rejection of a contract offer by striking workers at the company's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas. The stoppage at the Galveston Bay Refinery has become especially bitter as the union said the company was pushing proposals that would eliminate job security and roll...

  • TEXAS CITY, Texas, May 18- Hourly workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp's Galveston Bay, Texas, refinery voted on Monday to continue a strike, rejecting a contract proposal developed by a federal mediator aimed at ending a stoppage that has lasted three-and-a-half months. The workers voted by secret ballot at their Texas City, Texas, union hall within sight of the...

  • HOUSTON, May 14- Striking workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp's Galveston Bay, Texas, refinery are scheduled to vote on Monday on a new contract proposal hammered out by a federal mediator, company and union officials said on Thursday. National Labor Relations Board told labor and management that they had found merit to charges brought by the local union over...

  • HOUSTON, May 14- Striking workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp's Galveston Bay, Texas, refinery are scheduled to vote on Monday on a new contract proposal hammered out by a federal mediator, an official of the United Steelworkers union local chapter said on Thursday. National Labor Relations Board told labor and management that they had found merit to charges...

  • HOUSTON, May 13- LLOG Exploration, a privately-held oil and gas company focused on deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico, plans to drill a well into the block near where BP Plc's Macondo well ruptured in 2010, causing the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. LLOG Exploration, which has backers including Blackstone Energy Partners, received approval to drill a well in...

  • LLOG plans to drill in U.S. Gulf near blown out BP well Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 5:42 PM ET

    HOUSTON, May 13- LLOG Exploration, a privately-held oil and gas company focused on deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico, plans to drill a well into the block near where BP Plc's Macondo well ruptured in 2010, causing the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. LLOG Exploration, which has backers including Blackstone Energy Partners, received approval to drill a well in...

  • HOUSTON, May 11- Striking workers at BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana, refinery ratified a new four-year contract on Monday, formally ending a three-month work stoppage, said the president of the United Steelworkers local chapter representing the hourly employees. The workers are scheduled to begin returning to work on May 18 in staggered groups, said USW Local 7 -1...

  • May 8- A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday said BP Plc deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded to people and businesses in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans could help BP limit its payout to victims of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling...

  • Four Top Trades To Go Before the Closing Bell Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:10 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their top trades for the second half of the trading day.

  • Is Big Oil getting its groove back? Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Chevron

    Energy stocks have seen a strong bounce over the past month and a half. Have they turned a corner for good?

  • April 30- The Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board said they have divested 12 million pounds from their investments in thermal coal and tar sands companies as part of an initiative aimed at promoting transition to a low carbon economy. The Church of England, mother church of the world's 80 million Anglicans, holds total investments...

  • Early movers: VIA, CI, TWC, AAPL, GNRC & more Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Norway's Statoil pushed into the red by oil prices Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    Oil major Statoil swung to a first quarter net loss on a writedown in the value of its U.S. shale business.