Fresh lawsuit a year after BP Gulf spill

first_img Fresh lawsuit a year after BP Gulf spill KCS-content Share Wednesday 20 April 2011 8:47 pm THE ONE year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster was yesterday marked by a minute’s silence and a fresh round of legal action against oil major BP. BP’s 80,000 employees held a minute’s silence at 10am yesterday to commemorate the 11 workers who died in the blast last April, which spewed an estimated 5m barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton, a US contractor working on the deepwater rig, has filed a lawsuit against BP Exploration & Production claiming breach of contract, according to court documents filed in Harris County, Texas.Halliburton claims that its contract with BP exempted it from certain liabilities linked to any accident, yet it has been hit by numerous lawsuits from those affected by the worst offshore oil spill in US history. It is still too early to know the long-term damage to the Gulf’s ecosystem, but politicians in Louisiana, which bore the brunt of the damage, were yesterday keen to stress that the region remains open for business. “The bottom line is there is a lot of work that needs to be done, but the vast majority of our waters are clean, open and ready for our fishermen,” said Louisiana’s Republican governor Bobby Jindal at a ceremony to mark the event’s anniversary.“We’re inviting America to come down here, have a great time, enjoy our seafood and be part of the greatest rebirth you will ever see.”BP has paid out about $5bn (£3bn) in claims for economic losses through a spill fund administered by Kenneth Feinberg. The spill wiped about $70bn from BP’s market value and spelled the end for chief executive Tony Hayward.“At BP we regret that the accident happened and the impact it has had on the environment of the Gulf Coast and the people living there,” Bob Dudley, who took over as chief executive in October, wrote yesterday. Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told Tags: NULLlast_img

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