CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2006 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger directed the California Energy Commission on Wednesday to monitor gas prices in the wake of BP's pipeline problems in Alaska. The governor also asked the federal government to make the West Coast a priority for any oil shipments from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2006 |
Federal, state and BP crews are cleaning up an estimated 43,000 gallons of oil product from a BP pipeline at the Port of Long Beach in an incident that occurred Friday morning but not made public until Tuesday afternoon. The gas oil, a flammable substance used to make gasoline, apparently did not reach harbor waters. Most was trapped in a pump station, but some oil contaminated the soil in a nearby rail yard , said spokesmen for the U.S. Coast Guard and the city of Long Beach.
May 22, 2001
The company that supplanted Arco in downtown Los Angeles is about to replace the sign on the oil company's Bunker Hill office building with one of its own. Britain-based BP, which owns the Arco brand, will unveil a sign today with the BP name atop 57-story 333 S. Hope St., which will be renamed BP Plaza. Senior BP executives will preside over noon ceremonies that will include street performers and other entertainment, BP said.
August 22, 2006 |
British oil company BP on Monday denied allegations that it manipulated data from inspections of Alaska pipelines that were partly shut down this month because of corrosion problems. The Financial Times reported the Environmental Protection Agency was probing allegations by BP workers that the company manipulated data to avoid replacing pipelines in the Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, oil field.
September 8, 2006 |
Rep. Joe L. Barton (R-Texas) was "very concerned." Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) was "frustrated" and "angry," as well as "concerned." And Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) was "just baffled." No one, in fact, said he or she was pleased during a hearing by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations, which spent hours Thursday examining what led to a break in one of BP's Alaska oil pipelines this year.
August 12, 2006 |
Hard by the Beaufort Sea, in 30-degree wind chill and surrounded by an otherworldly tableau of bright orange natural gas flares, caribou herds and wisps of arctic fog, Kemp Copeland wants everyone to know that he's working as fast as he can.
June 29, 2006 |
Federal investigators said Wednesday that traders at oil and gas producer BP cornered the U.S. propane market in the winter of 2004 to illegally manipulate prices, driving heating costs higher for rural consumers. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said BP traders, with the consent of senior management, "purchased enormous quantities of propane to establish a dominant" position in the market and then withheld fuel from the market to drive prices higher.
October 3, 2005 |
Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Gas and Eni of Italy were among several companies that won oil exploration rights in Libya, officials said Sunday. Libya said 120 foreign oil companies had submitted offers for the second round of bidding for certain oil and gas exploration and production contracts in the country. Nineteen of the plots offered were in areas already producing oil such as Sirte, in the center of the country; Ghadames, in the west; and Murzuq, in the southwest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2007 |
A $500-million deal between UC Berkeley and oil giant BP to establish a joint energy laboratory has prompted growing protests by students and faculty who fear the arrangement will compromise the university's integrity. Some critics charge that the privately negotiated pact will turn the campus into "UCBP." And they question aspects of the deal that would give the oil company unusual influence at the campus, including exclusive control over some of the institute's expected findings.
December 16, 2010 |
The Obama administration filed a civil complaint Wednesday against BP and eight other companies over the gulf oil spill this year, setting up a lengthy and complex legal battle over cleanup costs and penalties that could amount to billions of dollars. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, alleges a series of violations of federal safety and operational regulations that resulted in the April 20 explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.