Biden Administration Calling for Another Do-Over of Post-Macondo Offshore Safety Rules

Biden Administration Calling for Another Do-Over of Post-Macondo Offshore Safety Rules

President Biden is moving to reinstate the post-Macondo offshore safety rules enacted by the Obama administration, which were partly undone by the Trump administration. BP plc’s deepwater Macondo well explosion in 2010 killed 11 men, destroyed the Deep Horizon drilling rig and led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. An extensive investigation by…

September 16, 2022

Offshore BOP, Well Control Regulations Finalized

The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on Thursday issued final regulations covering blowout preventer (BOP) systems and well control, which officials said would reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens.

May 2, 2019

Interior Loosens Post-Macondo Oil, Gas Safety Rules

The Department of Interior on Friday finalized revamped rules covering oil and natural gas activities on the Outer Continental Shelf, revising or eliminating many of the drilling safeguards put in place following the tragic Macondo well blowout in 2010.

September 28, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes Scaling Back Macondo-Era Well Control Rule

Landmark offshore drilling safety rules put in place following the tragic Macondo well blowout in 2010 may be rolled back by the Trump administration.

April 30, 2018

BP Adding $1.7B Charge in 4Q for Macondo Claims

BP plc said Tuesday it plans to take a $1.7 billion charge in its fourth quarter earnings because of additional claims related to the tragic Macondo well blowout in April 2010.

January 17, 2018

BP Tops Consensus Forecasts, Adjusts to Long-Term Low Oil Price

Buoyed by a raft of discoveries and improved efficiencies across operations, BP plc delivered better-than-expected results for the second quarter, despite continued outlay for the 2010 Macondo well blowout.

August 1, 2017
BP Profit Down on Weaker Refining

BP Profit Down on Weaker Refining

BP plc second quarter profit was off sharply from a year ago but it increased sequentially as the major producer continued to tout “drawing a line under” Macondo well blowout costs, as well as the success of cost-cutting efforts company-wide.

July 26, 2016

Brief — BP

BP plc agreed to pay $175 million between 2016 and 2017 to settle a class action lawsuit that sought up to $2.5 billion, which claimed the company deceived shareholders by downplaying the severity of the April 2010 Macondo well blowout. The settlement, BP said, “does not resolve other securities-related litigation in connection with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.” In 2014 U.S. District Court Judge Keith Ellison of the Southern District in Houston approved Multidistrict Litigation case No. 2185 (see Daily GPI,May 16, 2014). Investors that bought BP American depository shares from April 26 to May 28, 2010 had been allowed to pursue claims that BP executives’ public statements “did not reflect the magnitude of the disaster facing the company.” BP officials had said in 2010 that 1,000-5,000 b/d of oil was leaking from the Macondo well, when internal estimates suggested that the figure was 10 times higher.

June 3, 2016

Anadarko Fined $159.5M For Macondo-Related CWA Violations

Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a minority partner in the doomed BP plc-operated Macondo well, said it is reviewing whether to appeal a $159.5 million penalty for violating the Clean Water Act — far less than the $1 billion-plus penalty sought by federal prosecutors.

December 1, 2015

BP’s Path Forward Clearer with Macondo Settlement, Says Moody’s

BP plc’s agreement to settle all the major federal, state and municipal claims related to the Macondo tragedy five years ago in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico led Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday to upgrade the ratings to positive from negative.

November 25, 2015
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