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Probes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill have already found numerous problems with how BP designed and managed the drilling of its dangerous Macondo well. But although BP’s decisions appear to have greatly contributed to the causes of the disaster, other firms involved also may have played a role — and investigators need to make sure everyone at fault is held responsible. The latest troubling finding comes [...]

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Cementing, a crucial step in drilling safely for oil or natural gas, is prone to frequent failures such as the one that led to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. That appears to be one of the starkest lessons federal investigators have drawn so far in their probe of the explosion that killed 11 and unleashed the worst offshore oil leak in U.S. history. It is a [...]

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MOBILE, Ala. – After a flurry of large payouts in late September and early October, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has noticeably slowed the money flow in the past two weeks, much to the chagrin of officials on Alabama’s beach community. “We had that great uptick, and then it just died,” said Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon. “I feel like I’m back in the dark. The payments have shut off, [...]

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It must come as quite a surprise to more casual BP spill observers that NOAA and the FDA are proudly announcing a test for detecting dispersant in seafood – because haven’t we been told time and again that “extensive testing” proves that Gulf seafood is safe? In other words, why would we need a new test if, in fact, seafood has already been declared safe? Well, if you like what [...]

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In a region desperately grasping for some financial clarity, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility continues to change the rules of the game. But at least the latest reversal seems to be good news (although you never know for sure until you see the follow-up). Mr. Feinberg is now saying that oil spill claimants can continue receiving periodic interim payments over the next three years and still retain their legal right [...]

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While government investigators, BP and Halliburton argue over the integrity of the well cement used last April in the run up to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the lingering effects of the massive spill it caused continue to demand regulators’ attention. On Friday afternoon, the Food and Drug Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a chemical test to detect some residues of oil dispersant in [...]

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NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge is ordering tests to be performed as soon as possible on cement Halliburton Co. used to seal the BP well that later blew out catastrophically in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said some of the components may be “deteriorating over time” and that tests should be done “as soon as reasonably practicable.” The cement components had been subpoenaed by federal [...]

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A cement mixture intended to temporarily seal BP’s Macondo exploration well repeatedly failed lab tests before the April 20 blowout, a presidential commission investigating the oil spill said Thursday. As early as February, oil-field service giant Halliburton was getting poor results in lab tests of the recipe for the cement it was planning to use, according to evidence collected by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill [...]

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Independent claims administrator Ken Feinberg says Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims can keep getting periodic interim payments for the next 3 years without giving up their right to sue BP. Feinberg said in a meeting with Florida officials today that he’ll offer that choice as an alternative taking a final award and giving up the right to sue after the Nov. 23 deadline for filing temporary, [...]

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