September 14, 2011 The worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history started with an explosion and fire that killed 11 oil rig workers in April 2010. BP, investigators say, "was ultimately responsible for conducting operations" at the site.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned on April 21, 2010.
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June 22, 2011 Transocean, the rig owner, BP made all the key decisions that led to the disaster. The British company has pointed the finger at many players. Who is ultimately judged to be responsible will be debated in court.
April 14, 2011 ProPublica and The Washington Post report that many people appear to have cashed in as BP spent billions in the year since the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But "others hurt by the spill ended up getting comparatively little."
December 2, 2010 The President’s oil spill commission is likely to recommend that the United States create a new, independent agency to oversee worker safety on offshore drilling rigs and production platforms.
August 12, 2010 BP Dodges Storm, Resumes Drilling Relief Well
August 4, 2010 Some critics doubted the Obama Administration's accounting for the escaped oil from BP's Gulf well.
August 4, 2010 The Obama Administration appeared to regain some control after BP rogue well was plugged.
August 3, 2010 BP Starts 'Static Kill' To Finally Plug Gulf Well
July 20, 2010 BP has agreed to sell $7 billion in oil and gas properties to Apache Corp.
July 19, 2010 BP said seepage on the sea floor a few miles from the broken well is natural.
July 16, 2010 BP engineers are wondering why the pressures in the newly capped well are lower than they expected.
July 16, 2010 British ambassador to the U.S. says there was no link between the Lockerbie bomber's release and BP.
July 15, 2010 A reserved Obama greets news that BP capped the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher.
July 14, 2010 After a government-requested delay, Obama's team told BP to test a new cap on its rogue Gulf well.
June 23, 2010 BP removed the cap collecting oil spewing from the broken well in the Gulf of Mexico after a remote sub bumped into it.
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