oil spill

BP Had Been Reprimanded for Safety Flaws by UK Long Ago

September 17, 2010 / No Comments

British Petroleum is again in the news after the oil spill issue. This time they stand accused for the failure in the safety provisions in the North Sea. Months before the horrible environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, BP was cited by the Government of United Kingdom for failing to complete the safety training and emergency exercises mandatory for ...

Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $507.5 million in damages for the 1989 oil spill in Alaska

June 16, 2009 / No Comments

The United States-based oil and gas giant, Exxon Mobil Corporation, has been ordered to pay $507.5 million in punitive damages plus interest for the oil spill that occurred off Alaska in 1989. [caption id="attachment_5587" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Clean-up of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska"][/caption] The order issued by the Ninth US Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California, was consistent with the figure ...