Report Says BP Wants To Get Back To Drilling

Report Says BP Wants To Get Back To Drilling

According to a new report, BP is asking permission from U.S. regulators to continue its drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. [More]

Worst Company In America Sweet 16: BP Vs. Time Warner Cable

Worst Company In America Sweet 16: BP Vs. Time Warner Cable

It’s the oiler versus the spoiler in today’s WCIA Sweet 16 match-up! [More]

Meet Your Worst Company In America Sweet 16!

Meet Your Worst Company In America Sweet 16!

After eight days and 16 first round battles, the WCIA steel cage is littered with the bones of those companies not crappy enough to continue on in the tournament. But the thrill of victory is fleeting for the remaining combatants, all of whom must square off again if they hope of crowning themselves the Worst Company In America! [More]

Worst Company In America Round One: BP Vs. Toyota

Worst Company In America Round One: BP Vs. Toyota

Did you get enough basketball this weekend? Good, because now it’s back to the more important tournament. And in today’s early bout, two international titans of terrible step into the ring to square off! [More]

BP's CEO Is Super Sorry About That Oil Spill

BP's CEO Is Super Sorry About That Oil Spill

BP Chief Executive Robert Dudley inherited quite a bit of a mess from former CEO Tony Hayward, he of the loose lips, in the the form of last year’s terrible oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But Dudley wants everyone to know that he’s totally sorry. [More]

BP Spilled $5 Billion In Losses Last Year

BP Spilled $5 Billion In Losses Last Year

Profit-machine BP took a $4.9 billion loss last year, thanks to an oil spill you may have heard about. The setback snapped the oil giant’s 18-year streak of turning profits, but the loss isn’t so bad when you consider the company set aside $40.9 billion into the Gulf of Mexico so far to clean up the spill. [More]

So Whatever Happened To All That Oil Spilled In The Gulf Anyway?

So Whatever Happened To All That Oil Spilled In The Gulf Anyway?

Remember all that oil that BP spilled into the Gulf this summer? Whatever became of it? Well, good news. Bacteria ate most of it, reports Slate, and the other stuff was skimmed back up, evaporated, burned off, or it got diluted out into the seas. [More]

Getting To Know You: All About The New Friends We Made In 2010

Getting To Know You: All About The New Friends We Made In 2010

Behind every buzzworthy headline of the past year has been someone in charge, someone to blame, or just someone to laugh at and talk about. From the debacle of Toyota’s millions of recalled automobiles, to a fed-up flight attendant with a flair for drama, we’ve become familiar with a few new faces in 2010, for better or for worse. [More]

BP Dumps Huge Oil Slick On Bank Of America To Earn Title Of 2010's Biggest Business Debacle

BP Dumps Huge Oil Slick On Bank Of America To Earn Title Of 2010's Biggest Business Debacle

In what will probably come as a surprise to no one, Consumerist readers have overwhelmingly selected the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as the biggest business debacle of 2010. [More]

Vote Now For The Biggest Business Debacle Of 2010

Vote Now For The Biggest Business Debacle Of 2010

We asked for your input in nominating the biggest business screw-ups of the year and you responded. Now is your chance to vote for a loser from the final five nominees. [More]

Commission Cites Halliburton For Lax Pre Oil-Spill Tests

Commission Cites Halliburton For Lax Pre Oil-Spill Tests

BP insisted that the blowout and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico wasn’t all its fault, and the government agrees. [More]

See The Show BP Would Rather Blot Out With Black Gook

See The Show BP Would Rather Blot Out With Black Gook

Catch the FRONTLINE doc on the BP Gulf spill on PBS tonight. A newly released excerpt shows how the oil giant behaved in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, pushing aging infrastructure that was supposed to only last until 1987 for years past its limits. [More]

Frontline Investigates BP's Internal Culture Of Wet Greed
And Hot Fear

Frontline Investigates BP's Internal Culture Of Wet Greed And Hot Fear

Frontline digs into the muck of BP’s corporate culture leading up to the biggest environmental disaster in American history in a new hard-hitting investigation. Through interviews with current and former employees and regulators and experts, Frontline probes the internal environment of wet greed and hot fear that spawned the oily monster ravaging the Gulf. Catch “The Spill” on Oct 26. Here’s a preview: [More]

Post-BP Spill, Gulf Residents' Depression Up 25%

Post-BP Spill, Gulf Residents' Depression Up 25%

A new Gallup poll shows that the mental health of people living in the Gulf has dramatically declined after the BP oil spill, with clinical cases of depression up 25%. [More]

Feds Tell Reporter It's Illegal To Build Sand Castles in Florida

Feds Tell Reporter It's Illegal To Build Sand Castles in Florida

A journalist who was searching the Florida Gulf Islands National Seashore for signs of oil pollution got a silly reason to go home from federal agents. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service representative told the WEAR ABC 3 Pensacola reporter, who was using a shovel to dig through the sand, that he needed to produce a permit that said he could do so. Soon after, a National Parks Service rep told the reporter the same thing. [More]

Officials: Massive Fish Kill Hits Louisiana Bayou, But BP Ain't To Blame

Officials: Massive Fish Kill Hits Louisiana Bayou, But BP Ain't To Blame

A whole mess of fish just up and died at Bayou Chaland in Louisiana. What you’re looking at is a jambalaya of different kinds of lifeless fish, crabs, stingray and eel. You might think BP is to blame, but Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has a different suspect in mind. [More]

Internal BP Report Deflects Blame Onto Contracted Rig Workers

Internal BP Report Deflects Blame Onto Contracted Rig Workers

An BP internal investigation has found that responsibility for the Gulf spill lies less with its corner-cutting practices and more with poor decisions and bad judgment calls by Transocean and Halliburton workers on the doomed oil rig. Gee, what a surprise. [More]

Gulf Fish "Trying To Crawl Out Of The Water"

Gulf Fish "Trying To Crawl Out Of The Water"

“Jubilee” is a fun word. Down in the Gulf, it means when fish, crabs, eels and shrimp flood to the shoreline to escape oxygen-deprived waters. It’s a big party as locals scoop up seafood by the bucket-load. While the phenomenon naturally occurs when strong winds stir up hypoxic water from the bottom, for the first time ever it’s being seen occur in open water, with the fish flocking to the water’s surface. Said one fisherman, “It looks like all of the sea life is trying to get out of the water.” [More]