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Energy company agrees to pay $2.6M for refinery violations

Feb. 18, 2020 12:38 PM EST

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — An oil and gas company has agreed to pay $2.6 million in fines for air pollution violations at a refinery in Ohio, according to court documents. Federal agencies found longstanding pollution and record-keeping violations at the BP-Husky refinery in Oregon, according to a Jan. 29...

Alaska regulators seek more information on Hilcorp oil deal

Feb. 13, 2020 10:07 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state regulatory agency has asked for more information regarding Hilcorp Energy Company's request to keep its finances private during its $5.6 billion purchase of BP Alaska assets. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska said Tuesday that it plans to delay a decision until...

In this photo provided by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sticking a large pin in a mural of Louisiana's coast, in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, to show the location of the Maurepas Swamp. A council created to allocate money from water pollution fines paid after the catastrophic BP oil spill voted Wednesday to give Louisiana $130 million to link the state's second-largest coastal swamp back up to the Mississippi River, providing fresh water and sediment to nourish it. (Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority via AP)

$130M in BP spill money to help reconnect big swamp to river

Feb. 12, 2020 7:21 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana will get $130 million in BP oil spill money to link its second-largest coastal swamp back up to the Mississippi River, and Alabama will receive funds to add up to 12,000 acres (4,800 hectares) to a wildlife management area. The RESTORE Council, made up of officials from the...

Police officers stand near activists outside BP's headquarters to mark the first day of the oil company's new chief executive Bernard Looney, at St James' Square in London, Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020. Around 100 environmental activists mounted the peaceful protest in central London as Bernard Looney prepared to take up his new role. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

BP lays out long-term ambition to achieve net-zero emissions

Feb. 12, 2020 5:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Energy producer BP said Wednesday it wants to eliminate or offset all carbon emissions from its operations and the oil and gas it sells to customers by 2050, an ambitious target born out of pressure to help combat climate change and keep making money. London-based BP's goals include becoming...

Pelicans fly over and sit on man made rock revetment on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, La., Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The island provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds and is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of coastal erosion and the devastating blow of an offshore oil spill 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island

Feb. 4, 2020 3:55 AM EST

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana island that provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of coastal erosion and a devastating offshore oil spill 10 years ago. Gov. John Bel Edwards visited the island Monday, unveiling...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 5, 2010 file photo, oil dispersant and a sheen are seen on the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana are asking a federal court to make the Environmental Protection Agency set new rules for use of oil spill dispersants, citing worries about the chemicals' health and environmental effects. (Matt Stamey/The Houma Daily Courier via AP)

Lawsuit: EPA has dragged feet on oil spill dispersant rules

Jan. 30, 2020 4:20 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana are asking a federal court to make the Environmental Protection Agency set new rules for use of oil spill dispersants, citing worries about the chemicals' health and environmental effects. “We want our foods to come to us....

Alaska attorney seeks changes to state oil tax structure

Jan. 23, 2020 1:15 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An attorney who previously fought cases against Alaska's biggest oil companies has turned to activism and donations to help an effort to increase oil taxes for the public's benefit. Robin Brena is chairing a citizens initiative to raise oil taxes and has become the effort's top...

Alaska agency to hold public hearing on oil assets sale

Jan. 21, 2020 4:28 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A public hearing on the proposed sale between two oil companies of a share of the trans-Alaska pipeline was scheduled despite their request to approve the transaction without one, according to state regulators. The five-member Regulatory Commission of Alaska oversees utilities and...

Alaska governor establishes committee to oversee BP sale

Dec. 31, 2019 10:41 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has established an eight-member oversight committee to monitor the sale of BP Plc assets in Alaska, officials said. The Republican governor said the panel will oversee the $5.6 billion sale to Hilcorp Energy Co., Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday....

BP Alaska to pay $125K fines over hazardous waste violations

Dec. 25, 2019 1:08 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — BP Alaska agreed to pay a little more than $125,000 in fines over hazardous waste violations on Alaska's North Slope, officials said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it reached the agreement with the Alaska arm of oil company BP Plc last week, Alaska's Energy...