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US ends contract ban on BP

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 09:25

The United States announced Thursday an end to its ban on BP obtaining government contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst oil spill in US history.

US suspends contracts with British oil giant BP

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 09:20

The US has temporarily suspended new government contracts with the British oil and gas company BP.

Energy experts for 'paradigm shift' to prevent disasters

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 09:58

With effects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still to abate, energy experts have called for a 'paradigm shift' in organisational focus of the energy sector to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

Now, ‘microsubmarines’ to help clean up oil spills

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 18:14

Scientists have designed and successful tested the first self-propelled “microsubmarines” that can pick up droplets of oil from contaminated waters and transport them to collection facilities.

Bacteria removed spilled methane from Gulf

Last Updated: Friday, January 07, 2011, 09:49

A sudden bloom of bacteria after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill helped clean up the methane gas that was also released into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new report.

Oil rig blast: 11 missing workers may not have escaped

Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2010, 09:10

Eleven workers missing from an offshore oil platform may not have escaped after a massive explosion, officials said on Thursday.

Oil rig explodes off Louisiana coast, 11 missing

Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 10:44

An explosion rocked an offshore oil drilling platform, sending a column of fire into the sky and touching off a frantic search at sea on Wednesday for 11 missing workers.