Kmart Gives Me BP Coupon For 30 Cents Off Gas. Excluded Items: Fuel

Kmart Gives Me BP Coupon For 30 Cents Off Gas. Excluded Items: Fuel

When Scott checked out at Kmart, a pretty sweet coupon printed out. What was it for? Thirty cents off per gallon (limit 20 gallons) at his local BP gas station! That’s actually a pretty good deal, and a nice Kmart/BP cross-promotion. Then he noticed the exclusions. Good coupons almost always have a lot of exclusions, so it’s smart to check them before heading for the newest BP. Scott didn’t expect the coupon to just cancel itself out, though. [More]

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Survey: Top Brands For Buzz In 2012 Were Subway, Amazon And… Cheerios?

When you think about popular fast food chains, Subway is certainly among them. And Amazon.com is without a doubt the leader in online retail. But apparently the U.S. brand with the third-best “buzz” from consumers in 2012 was a cereal we’ve all been eating since the dawn of time. [More]

The Deepwater Horizon before the April 2010 disaster.

Transocean Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Pay $1.4 Billion To Settle Charges Related To Gulf Oil Spill

Transocean, the offshore drilling company that operated, on BP’s behalf, the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig whose collapse resulted in multiple deaths and untold amounts of oil being released into the Gulf of Mexico, has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties. [More]

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EPA: U.S. Government Temporarily Suspends BP From New Contracts

It seems BP isn’t done being punished for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, even after being hit with a record fine for the incident just recently. The United States government will be withholding new contracts from the British company, along with from its affiliates, because of criminal charges against it. [More]

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Report: BP Will Be Hit With Record Fine In The Billions Over Deepwater Horizon Spill

Things have got to be tense over at BP right now, as reports are whirling here there and everywhere that the company is likely going to shell out billions of dollars to pay a criminal penalty related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s also reportedly going to plead guilty to criminal misconduct as part of the plea deal it’s reached with the Department of Justice. [More]

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BP & The U.S. Govt. Held Info Back From Each Other As Oil Poured Into Gulf

It’s like a scene on some crime show where the crook gets away because the local cops and the FBI aren’t telling each other everything. Except this wasn’t some hour-long piece of TV fluff; it was a huge environmental disaster that unleashed untold amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. [More]

BP's Bad Gas Made It Into 200 Stations In Chicago Area, Affecting At Least 7,000 Customers

BP's Bad Gas Made It Into 200 Stations In Chicago Area, Affecting At Least 7,000 Customers

Since the news hit this week that tainted gas from a BP fuel storage facility in northwest Indiana could be causing drivers to have problems with their vehicles, it seems BP had to scramble a bit to get a gauge on how bad the situation is. The company has churned out a few press releases in the last few days, and has now alerted customers and the media that about 200 retail gas outlets in Indiana and the Chicago area had a case of bad gas. [More]

Customers Can't Seem To Get BP On The Phone After Unleaded Gas Recall In Indiana

Customers Can't Seem To Get BP On The Phone After Unleaded Gas Recall In Indiana

UPDATE: We asked BP to expound on the statement it shot off to Consumerist that didn’t address the long wait times and busy signals customers were reporting, and a rep told us: ” We apologize for the long hold times. We are adding operators today.  Another option is to file a claim by e-mail. “ [More]

More Than 50,000 People Sue BP Over Air Pollution At Texas City Refinery

More Than 50,000 People Sue BP Over Air Pollution At Texas City Refinery

The fatal disaster at BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico was the driving force behind its 2011 Worst Company In America win. But many voters also pointed to incidents at other BP facilities, like the Texas City refinery that released about 500,000 pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of 40 days. Now a group of more than 50,000 people are suing BP over that little oopsy. [More]

First Arrest Made In BP Oil Spill

First Arrest Made In BP Oil Spill

More than two years after the Deepwater Horizon rig collapsed in the Gulf of Mexico — killing 11 people — a former engineer for BP has become the first person arrested in the investigation surrounding the disaster. [More]

BP Suing Halliburton To Pick Up The $42 Billion Tab For Oil Spill Clean Up

BP Suing Halliburton To Pick Up The $42 Billion Tab For Oil Spill Clean Up

BP is pointing the finger at Halliburton as the company that should be footing the approximately $42 billion bill for cleaning up the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP claims Halliburton should cover costs because they were the ones who cemented the failed well. [More]

DOJ Reportedly Prepping Criminal Charges Against BP

DOJ Reportedly Prepping Criminal Charges Against BP

More than a year and a half after the disastrous collapse of the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, it looks like someone may finally be held accountable for the accident, as federal prosecutors are reportedly preparing to file criminal charges against the oil company and perhaps some individual employees. [More]

BP Accuses Halliburton Of Destroying Evidence In Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuit

BP Accuses Halliburton Of Destroying Evidence In Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuit

In its latest effort to spread the love from its Worst Company In America victory, BP has accused another much-loathed business, Halliburton, of destroying internal test results which BP claims demonstrates that the cement used to secure the ill-fated Gulf of Mexico oil well was unstable. [More]

BP Gets Go-Ahead To Start Drilling In Gulf Of Mexico Again

BP Gets Go-Ahead To Start Drilling In Gulf Of Mexico Again

More than a year after the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform that killed 11 people, leaked countless gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico and earned BP the title of Worst Company In America, the petroleum giant has received approval from the federal government to begin drilling again in the Gulf. [More]

Probe: BP Cost-Cutting Led To Spill

Probe: BP Cost-Cutting Led To Spill

BP’s infamous oil spill last year in the Gulf of Mexico might have been prevented had the company not offered incentives to workers to cut costs rather than improve safety. A 16-months-in-the-making government report concluded that there were five instances in which BP either cut costs, decreased drilling time or increased risks. [More]

BP Station Employee Sprays Down Wannabe Robber With Gas

BP Station Employee Sprays Down Wannabe Robber With Gas

Earlier this year, BP was voted the Worst Company In America by Consumerist voters for its involvement in spilling oodles of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But for one employee at a Massachusetts BP station, spilling a bit of petroleum-based product on the ground made the difference between being robbed and thwarting a crime. [More]

BP Thinks People Should Go 90 MPH On Main Street?

BP Thinks People Should Go 90 MPH On Main Street?

This is odd. Reader Kevin spotted a sign on top of a BP gas pump that has an image of a GPS device on it. In the GPS screen, it shows whoever is driving as going 90 MPH while going down “Main Street.” An attempt to subliminally encourage people to use more gas, perhaps? [More]

BP Faces Audit Over Spill Compensation

BP Faces Audit Over Spill Compensation

The prizes keep flowing for reigning Worst Company in America champ BP, which not only received the Golden Poo for its spilleriffic efforts, but now gets the pleasure of an independent audit to verify it’s on the up-and-up in terms of distributing the $20 billion oil spill victim compensation fund. [More]