How BP Hilariously Locked Itself Into Billions in Oil Spill Payments

Last night, 60 Minutes aired a report on how BP is trying to get out of a contract that has forced the oil giant to pay billions in reparations stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even to people who weren't directly affected by the disaster. The funny thing is that BP has no one to blame but itself. » 5/05/14 3:11pm 5/05/14 3:11pm

The BP Oil Spill And Deepwater Horizon Explosion: Two Years Later

This past Friday, April 20th wasn't just a day to sit around, pluck an out-of-tune guitar and get stoned. It also marked the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the beginning of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the worst spills in U.S. history, its impacts are still… » 4/23/12 10:00am 4/23/12 10:00am

Gulf Oil Spill Finally Stopped... For Now

Finally, after three months of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the busted Deepwater Horizon well head, the oil's stopped...for now. BP announced tentative success with a new 75-ton cap developed by an anonymous plumber. Mario? [AJC] » 7/15/10 4:30pm 7/15/10 4:30pm

Gas Station Owners React To Boycott, Ditch BP Franchises

The knee-jerk reactionaries boycotting BP by not buying gas at the company's franchises have made such an impact that station owners are starting to ditch the brand in favor of competitors. » 7/07/10 4:30pm 7/07/10 4:30pm

It's Raining Oil In Louisiana?

Louisiana residents 45 miles off the Gulf of Mexico claim to have videotaped an oily substance raining down. Worst case scenario? It's petroleum mixed with Corexit, the cancer-causing dispersant BP's spraying on its oil slick. Best case scenario? Dirty roads. » 6/23/10 2:20pm 6/23/10 2:20pm