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November 15, 2012
11:10 EDTBPBP announces $4.5B spill settlement with United States government
BP announced that it has reached agreement with the United States government, subject to court approval, to resolve all federal criminal charges and all claims by the SEC against the company stemming from the Deepwater Horizon accident, oil spill, and response. BP has agreed to plead guilty to 11 felony counts of Misconduct or Neglect of Ships Officers relating to the loss of 11 lives; one misdemeanor count under the Clean Water Act; one misdemeanor count under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act; and one felony count of obstruction of Congress. This resolution is subject to U.S. federal court approval. As part of its resolution of criminal claims with the U.S. government, BP will pay $4B, including $1.256B in criminal fines, in installments over a period of five years. BP has also agreed to a term of five years’ probation. Under the resolution with the Department of Justice, a total of $2.394B will be paid to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation over a period of five years. In addition, $350M will be paid to the National Academy of Sciences over a period of five years. The resolution also provides for the appointment of two monitors, both with terms of four years. BP said the aggregate amount of the resolution is approximately $4.5B, with payments scheduled over a period of six years. Today's resolution is expected to result in an increase of approximately $3.85B to the $38.1B charge taken against income as of the end of September.
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July 23, 2014
07:58 EDTBPBP management to meet with ISI Group
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06:36 EDTBPEU fails to impose tough sanctions on Russia, NY Times says
EU foreign ministers failed to impose any tough sanctions against Russia during a meeting of the bloc's foreign ministers yesterday, according to The New York Times. Given their dependence on Russia's energy, EU countries have "largely decided" they "have to live with" Russia, the newspaper stated. Significant Russian companies include Gazprom (OGZPY), Lukoil (LUKOY) and Yandex (YNDX), while BP (BP) has a 20% stake in major Russian energy company Rosneft. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
06:29 EDTBPEU weighing new sanctions on Russia, NY Times says
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July 21, 2014
08:16 EDTBPFMC Technologies signs agreement to develop susbsea equipment and systems
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July 18, 2014
06:33 EDTBPChinese helping Russia blunt sanctions' impact, NY Times says
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July 16, 2014
13:18 EDTBPBP aims to invest $10B in Egypt gas project, Daily News Egypt says
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06:27 EDTBPBP retirement-plan case reintroduced by U.S. court, Reuters says
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans brought back a case in which participants in four BP worker retirement savings plans alleged they were tricked into purchasing and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, according to Reuters, citing comments from BP spokesman Geoff Morrell. Reference Link
July 15, 2014
07:46 EDTBPJacobs receives project services contract from BP
Jacobs (JEC) announced that it was awarded a contract with BP (BP) to provide engineering, design and procurement services for the Coker Heater Replacement Project at its Cherry Point Refinery in Blaine, Washington. Company officials did not disclose the contract value.

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