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End of the road for service station

End of the road for service station

The BP 2Go Regent petrol station in George St, Dunedin, is closing, after its independent operator decided not to replace its ageing steel tanks, which will be removed.

BP oil spill trial begins

BP oil spill trial begins

A long-awaited trial over the biggest US offshore oil spill has begun, with governments, businesses and individuals blaming BP Plc mostly for the 2010 disaster that killed 11 rig workers and spilled 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

BP staff trained on contamination

Staff at BP petrol terminals around the country have undergone extra training to ensure an incident where petrol was contaminated with water at a terminal in Dunedin last month is not repeated.

BP receives record fine over oil spill

BP receives record fine over oil spill

BP Plc will pay $US4.5 billion ($NZ5.5bn) in penalties and plead guilty to felony misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 workers and caused the worst US offshore oil spill ever.

Former employeeand manager toundergo mediation

Former employeeand manager toundergo mediation

The Employment Relations Authority has directed the owner of the Gore BP station and a former employee to undergo mediation after harassment and redundancy grievances were raised by the former employee.

$9.4bn deal reached over Gulf oil spill

$9.4bn deal reached over Gulf oil spill

BP PLC has reached an estimated $US7.8 billion ($NZ9.4b) deal with plaintiffs suing over the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the company said, but the oil giant still faces claims by the U.S. government, Gulf states and drilling partners.

BP allowed to drill again in Gulf

BP has passed its final hurdle to returning to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, receiving its first permit to drill a new well since its role in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Libya and BP

There is a sense that American anger with the British oil company BP is behind the campaign being promoted by some senators and congressmen to try to link the company with the release from imprisonment of one of the convicted Lockerbie bombers, the Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi.

BP's leaky well to stay capped during storm

The temporary cap on BP's ruptured oil well can stay closed even if ships evacuate the Gulf of Mexico during a tropical storm, the federal government's oil spill chief said on Thursday.

BP chokes off the oil leak, now the wait begins

BP chokes off the oil leak, now the wait begins

BP finally choked off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday - 85 days and up to 184 million gallons after the crisis unfolded - then began a tense 48 hours of watching to see whether the capped-off well would hold or blow a new leak.

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