CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2007 |
Oil giant BP will give $500 million to a partnership led by UC Berkeley to develop new biofuels and reduce environmental harm caused by the use of fossil fuels, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and company officials announced Thursday. UC Berkeley will team up with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop fuel from plants, improve the extraction of oil from existing reserves and find ways to keep carbon from entering the atmosphere.
July 19, 2006 |
BP and General Electric Co. said Tuesday they had agreed to develop fossil-fuel-fed power plants in California and Scotland that bury carbon dioxide underground to reduce emissions. The two companies said they might form a venture to build as many as 15 power plants in the next decade, including those previously announced in Carson in Los Angeles County and Peterhead, Scotland. BP, based in London, and GE, based in Fairfield, Conn.
November 2, 2006 |
Oil company BP said Wednesday that it was replacing the head of its Alaskan unit after inadequate maintenance led to leaky pipelines, partial shutdown of the largest U.S. oil field and an investor lawsuit. Doug Suttles, president of London-based BP's operations on the Russian island of Sakhalin, will become president of BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. on Jan. 1, taking over from Steve Marshall, company spokesman Daren Beaudo said in a telephone interview.
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 9, 2006 |
BP said Tuesday that it had halted about half the output from its Alaska oil operations but hinted that it might stop short of completely shutting production from America's largest oil field as it repairs corroded pipelines. The news came as lawmakers in Washington, outraged by the interruption of a major source of U.S. crude, called for hearings on the BP debacle and pushed for tighter regulation of the nation's pipelines.
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.