Federal judge: Kenneth Feinberg not ‘independent’ from BP
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A federal judge in Louisiana ruled Wednesday that oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg cannot keep referring to himself as “neutral” or “independent” from BP. # The company set up the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (aka the GCCF), which Feinb ...

BP in Russia: Dancing with bears
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BP’s Russian venture is already proving trickier than expected TONY HAYWARD, BP’s ex-boss, once moaned that he wanted his life back. That was after an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, which the British oil giant expects will end up costing ...

Oil spill fund ruled not independent
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• Fund and administrator 'not completely neutral or independent' • Compensated victims could now reopen cases, warns lawyer BP can no longer call the administrator of its $20bn Gulf spill claims fund "independent", a federal judge ruled last night, w ...

US judge: Spill claims czar not independent of BP
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The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling potential claimants that he is, a federal judge said in a rulin... ...

Gulf to recover from oil spill 'by 2012'
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The Gulf of Mexico should recover from the massive BP oil spill by the end of 2012, the administrator of the compensation fund says The Gulf of Mexico should recover from the massive BP oil spill by the end of 2012, the administrator of the $20bn (£1 ...

Ken Feinberg, BP Not Independent According To Judge
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NEW ORLEANS — The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling potential claimants that he is, a federal judge said in a ruling Wednesday that may spur more people to s ...

Deepwater Drilling Ban Lands Interior Department In Contempt Of Court
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NEW ORLEANS — The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling after the Gulf oil spill held the Interior Department in contempt Wednesday, and ordered the federal agency to pay attorneys' fees for several ...

Oil claims official has to stop saying that he is independent of BP
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The administrator of BP's twenty billion dollar oil spill compensation fund got partial about the British oil major and must stop telling victims he is independent, stated one US federal judge. ...

Judge holds Interior Dept. in contempt over ban
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The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling after the Gulf oil spill held the Interior Department in contempt Wednesday, and ordered the federal... ...

Oil-spill fund chief can't mask ties to BP
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Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, should not claim that he is fully independent of BP, a federal judge overseeing litigation against the company ruled Wednesday. ...

Judge finds Ken Feinberg not independent of BP (Reuters)
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Reuters - The administrator of BP's Plc $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill is not independent and the oil company must refrain from calling him "neutral," a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. ...

BP selling its Southern Calif. gasoline business
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BP PLC says it is selling its Southern California gasoline business as part of a major restructuring after last year's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Judge finds Ken Feinberg not independent of BP
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WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - The administrator of BP's Plc $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill is not independent and the oil company must refrain from calling him "neutral," a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. ...

Gulf recovery will take three years, official says
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New Orleans — The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling potential claimants that he is, a federal judge said in a ruling Wednesday that may spur more people to ...

BP to sell Southern California operations
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Oil giant BP will unload its Southern California gasoline business, including the huge Carson refinery and its local Arco gasoline operations, as part of a broad overhaul following last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. ...

A Giant Pipeline Carrying Dirty Oil From Canada To Texas -- What Could Go Wrong?
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Last year was quite a year for oil and gas disasters. In addition to the BP blowout, there was a leak on BP's TransAlaska pipeline, a million-gallon oil spill in Michigan, and a gas explosion that destroyed 37 homes and killed eight people in Califor ...

National Grid: LNG Ship Berths At Isle Of Grain Thursday
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LONDON -(Dow Jones)- U.K. natural gas grid operator National Grid PLC (NGG) Thursday said the Umm Al Amad liquefied natural gas ship berthed at its Isle of Grain regassification terminal in Kent, England. ...

PG&E ordered to cut gas pressure 20% below limits
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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. ran four natural-gas transmission system lines well above legal safety levels in recent years and must cut the operating pressure on those pipes, state officials said Wednesday. Two of the... ...

State: PG&E violated safety levels on 4 gas lines
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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. ran four natural-gas transmission system lines well above legal safety levels in recent years and must cut the operating pressure on those pipes, state officials said Wednesday. Some of the... ...

California Regulators Order PG&E To Cut Pressure On Gas Pipelines
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SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- California regulators on Wednesday ordered PG&E Corp. (PCG) to cut the operating pressure on some of its natural gas pipelines after discovering that the utility had increased pressure on some pipelines above safe levels. ...

Robert L. Cavnar: BP Wins: EPA Will Agree to Cut Oil Spill Estimate
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If BP gets away with reducing the flow estimate to half of the current estimate in the Gulf spill, it will be a masterful manipulation of government regulators and inexperienced administration officials. ...

UK Regulator Orders BP To Fix Safety Lapses On North Sea Oil Rigs
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LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The safety regulator of the U.K. offshore oil and gas industry has ordered BP PLC (BP) to fix significant safety lapses on three of its rigs operating in the U.K. North Sea, according to documents posted on the regulator's web s ...

BP Ordered To Fix Safety Lapses On North Sea Rigs
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LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The safety regulator of the U.K. offshore oil and gas industry has ordered BP PLC (BP) to fix significant safety lapses on three of its rigs operating in the U.K. North Sea, according to documents posted on the regulator's web s ...

Regulator Orders BP To Fix Safety Lapses On North Sea Rigs
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LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The safety regulator of the U.K. offshore oil and gas industry has ordered BP PLC (BP) to fix significant safety lapses on three of its rigs operating in the U.K. North Sea, according to documents posted on the regulator's web s ...

UK Lawmakers Urge Government To Delay Bank Regulation Reform
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LONDON -(Dow Jones)- An influential group of U.K. lawmakers Thursday urged the government to take more time in preparing its reform of financial regulation, make it clear what it defines as financial stability and consider the implications of reform ...

A Giant Pipeline Carrying Dirty Oil From Canada to Texas. What Could Go Wrong?
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Last year was quite a year for oil and gas disasters. In addition to the BP blowout , there was a leak on BP's TransAlaska pipeline , a million-gallon oil spill in Michigan , and a gas explosion that destroyed 37 homes and killed eight people in Cal ...

U.S. Probing BP For Gas Market Manipulation
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: BP said U.S. regulators were considering filing charges against it related to alleged manipulation of the gas market. "The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are currently inves ...

U.S. probes BP for gas market manipulation
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LONDON (Reuters) - BP said U.S. regulators were considering filing charges against it related to alleged manipulation of the gas market. ...

BP Rapped Over North Sea Rig Safety
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The safety regulator of the U.K. offshore oil and gas industry ordered BP to fix significant safety lapses on three of its rigs operating in the North Sea, documents posted on the regulator's website showed. ...

Alstom: Trains Must Meet Power Car Safety Rules
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PARIS -(Dow Jones)- Power engineering and train company Alstom SA (ALO.FR), which has challenged a tendering process it recently lost to provide trains for cross-channel train operator Eurostar, reiterated Wednesday its assertion that trains must me ...

U.S. probes BP for gas market manipulation (Reuters)
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Reuters - BP said U.S. regulators were considering filing charges against it related to alleged manipulation of the gas market. ...

BP: US Regulators Probing Alleged Natural-Gas Market Manipulation
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HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) said Tuesday that federal regulators are investigating the company for alleged manipulation of the natural-gas market in 2008. ...

BP Deepens Shakeup As 4Q Profits Fall Short
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LONDON -(Dow Jones)- BP PLC (BP) said Tuesday it had failed to grow its adjusted profit in the fourth quarter of 2010, despite a rise in oil and gas prices, and deepened strategic changes designed to help it recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil sp ...

BP: 4Q Earnings Below Expectations; Resumes Dividend
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LONDON -(Dow Jones)- BP PLC (BP) Tuesday posted a 0.5% fall in adjusted profit for the fourth quarter as higher oil and gas prices failed to fully offset lower production. ...

BP To Resume Dividends As Profit Rises 30%
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LONDON -- Oil giant BP PLC said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter net profit rose 30% to $5.57 billion as it also announced plans to resume paying a quarterly dividend. The group said revenue and other income rose 14% to $83.99 billion. Replacement co ...

BP says to pay dividend
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LONDON (Reuters) - BP Plc announced a return to paying dividends, which it cut at the height of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last summer and said it planned to sell refineries as it refocused on oil and gas production. ...


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