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# BP

This year
California sues oil giants for alleged damages and misinformation
The lawsuits are modeled on successful cases against Big Tobacco and the pharmaceutical industry.
Irishman Bernard Looney resigns from BP over disclosures about past relationships with colleagues
BP received and reviewed allegations about the CEO’s conduct in May 2022.
Oil giant BP faces shareholder backlash over U-turn on climate promises
Several big pension investment funds are pushing back on BP’s decision to scale down its climate goals.
Last year
Oil giant BP triples its profits to $9.3 billion on last year despite exit from Russia
BP is the latest energy firm to post bumper earnings as oil and gas prices have soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
All time
Munster already chasing as Leinster take control of European pool
Three of the Irish provinces are already playing catch up in the new Champions Cup format.
Scotland's big win underlines importance of bonus-point victory for Ireland
Joe Schmidt’s side still have it in their control to secure a quarter-final.
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.
BP is still fighting penalties over the worst oil spill in US history
The company could be fined up to $13.7 billion for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Cheap oil is wreaking havoc with the best-laid plans of all these companies
Everyone’s re-setting the dial as commodity prices go through the floor.
Algeria: Details sought on missing hostages as Britain confirms deaths
British prime minister David Cameron has confirmed that three Britons are dead and another three are presumed dead as other governments scramble for information on their citizens.
Cameron warns of ‘bad news ahead’ as he cancels EU speech over Algeria crisis
The cancellation comes as the hostage crisis in Algeria continues.
The Evening Fix… now with added ice hockey humiliation
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Irish citizen among oil-workers kidnapped from BP plant in Algeria
The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has called for the immediate release of an Irish citizen reportedly among those kidnapped from a BP oil field in the south of Algeria.
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.
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.
BP confirms advanced talks with Russia's state controlled oil company
The new $30 billion deal would put an end to recent disputes between BP and its partners
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.
What brands register with a five-year-old?
Jaguar, Puma and Greyhound lose out and unsurprisingly Disney and McDonald’s are in.
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's Moscow office searched by bailiffs in shareholder's lawsuit
A minority shareholder in BP says the company allowed an Arctic exploration to fall through – and has sent the bailiffs in.
BP accidentally shoots polar bear then watches it die in Alaska
It’s a setback for the oil company attempting to rebuild its reputation after the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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.
Oil price jumps on back of Libyan protests
Unrest and protests in Libya are forcing oil prices to rise today as international oil companies prepare to evacuate their expat staff from Libyan operations.
UK govt did 'all it could' to release Lockerbie bomber: report
Britain’s previous Labour government did “all it could” to help facilitate the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, according to a new report.
BP sign deal with Russia to drill in the Arctic
BP has teamed up with Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft to explore for natural gas and oil off the Siberian coast.
Better management would “almost certainly” have stopped BP oil spill
The US presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill finds that lax controls and cost-cutting were the chief culprits.
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.
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.
Brad Pitt says he backs death penalty for BP execs
The actor says he’s never supported capital punishment – but would make an exception for the oil executives.
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.
US investigation into al-Megrahi release postponed
Delay due to lack of crucial witnesses.