ClientEarth questions BP and Glencore’s predictions for oil and coal.

,  Skimming oil in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Author: Office of Response and Restoration | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Office of Response and Restoration [CC BY 2.0] - flickr

In May this year, commodity giants BP and Glencore, as well as their investors, received an open letter from the British environmental organization ClientEarth that questioned the predictions of the two companies about the future demand for oil and coal. The basis for which is the ExxonMobil Group, against whom the New York Public Prosecutor’s Office (NYC) brought a case  in relation to the company’s knowledge of and failure to disclose climate change information.   ... →

BP found grossly negligent in Gulf of Mexico Spill

A US District Judge, Carl Barbier, ruled on September 4th 2014 that BP was grossly negligent regarding the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. BP now faces up to $18 billion in further fines for their ‘reckless’ behaviour under the Clean Water Act. Transocean Ltd ( who owned and operated the drilling rig) and Halliburton Co were also included in the case, however the Judge found them ‘negligent’.   ... →

BP Refinery Spills Oil in Lake Michigan

Weeks after being permitted to resume bidding on US federal drilling licenses, BP has reported a spill at its Whiting refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan, which supplies water to tens of millions of surrounding residents. The British oil giant reported the spill on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, saying that the discharge was contained and was confined to a cove bordering the refinery.   ... →

BP: Back in Business Following Gulf Catastrophe

The United States government has lifted a ban excluding BP from new federal contracts after the company filed a lawsuit claiming it was being unfairly penalized for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which spilled around 4.9 million barrels of oil into Gulf of Mexico waters and claimed 11 lives. The ban, instituted in November 2012, barred BP from participating in new federal contracts, but permitted the company to fulfill existing contractual agreements.    ... →