BP claims that oil spill was smaller than U.S. officials proposed

BP Plc has recently accused federal officials of withholding evidence that would prove that the oil spill leaked fewer barrels of oil into the ocean than U.S. officials have stated.

BP has stated that the government did not show evidence that would prove that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico was less than the 4.9 billion barrels, which was the number estimated by the government.

The exact amount of the oil spilled is important because the fines that the company must pay under the Clean Water Act depend on the size of the spill. With this current estimation, BP could pay up to $17.6 million. BP claimed that there are over 10,000 documents in the government’s possession that they need to turn over because the “appear to relate to flow rate issues.

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New claims administer for Gulf oil spill sends over 1,000 claims out

The new Gulf oil spill claims administrator has sent out the first payments after switch from Kenneth Feinberg’s operation. Patrick Juneau, the new administrator under the new legal settlement, has stated that the first claims were sent between March 8 to March 21.

It has been stated that nearly 1,096 claims were sent out and they totaled tonearly $27 million. Over half of the claimants were decided under Fienberg’s control, but the terms were not accepted before the end of February.

These claimants have already received 60 percent of what Feinberg said that they would receive, but under the new legal terms, they will not have to sign anything that will permit them from suing BP or any other parties considered responsible for the oil spill.

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Terms of BP litigation to be filed in New Orleans

A terms of a large Gulf oil spill lawsuit will be filed in a New Orleans U.S. district court will be filed by April 16, according to a district judge. The judge also stated that a conference with lawyers will be set up for May 3 in order to go over the remaining aspect in the case.

The conference is meant to discuss the last few issues before the actual trial can begin. This trial is against BP and the other parties that have been said to be responsible for the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drill, which caused the Macondo well to rupture and spill oil into the Gulf.

The lawsuit was brought upon from local, state and federal governments after nearly 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.

Claims payments made from the Kenneth Feinberg Gulf Coast Claims Facility will now continue into the Court Supervised Oil Spill Settlement Process.

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City of Gulfport has oil spill claim denied

The City of Gulfport, Mississippi has had it’s oil spill claim denied by BP. The claim is for $11.8 million and accounts for lost sales taxes and community damages during the 2010 tourist season due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP is claiming that the city has not kept proper documentation of the damages and losses during the tourist season and therefore has denied the claim. Gulfport officials are hopeful that they can settle this situation without heading to court but they do not believe that their claim should have been turned down.

The city is standing firm and has already rejected one offer from BP in the amount of $76,000 to cover tax losses.

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Tourism on the rise in Florida after oil spill

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill created a huge decline in tourism along the beaches of Florida.

A new campaign has been released showing crystal clear water and people enjoying the sand and sun, just like before the oil spill. These advertisements were developed to show that it is fine to visit the beaches that were involved in the oil spill. Since the clean up efforts, tourism along the panhandle beaches in Florida has increased by 61 percent.

Although it may be safer to visit, everything in the area has not returned back to normal. The affected areas have received numerous reports pertaining to irregularities in sea life. Researchers have said that it is too early to tell what those irregularities are or how much damage has been done to the sea life.

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Halliburton denies responsibility for destruction of evidence

BP made allegations against Halliburton claiming that the company destroyed crucial evidence related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill case. Halliburton has made a public statement against these claims, denying any and all responsibility for the destruction of this evidence.

The lawsuit between the two oil companies is centered around the Macondo well explosion in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Halliburton has stated that it’s employees followed all of the company rules and regulations when disposing of testing results.

The evidence was connected with the type of cement that Halliburton used to seal the Macondo well. BP believes that Halliburton employees did not perform a proper job and Halliburton thinks that BP gave false information regarding the project.

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Felony charges against BP in development

The British oil company, BP PLC, may soon be facing felony charges relating to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. prosecutors are developing criminal charges that would be targeted against BP engineers.

The basis for the claims centers around the fact that the engineers supposedly had information regarding the safety of the initial drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that could have possibly prevented the spill from occurring.

These charges may be presented in the beginning of the 2012 year and if any of them lead to convictions, a five year jail sentence could accompany each charge. BP PLC is expected to face several charges as well, with one involving a violation of the Clean Water Act.

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Study analyzes pollution from Gulf oil spill

A study was conducted to determine the amount of air pollution that was produced from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The study determined that the levels of ozone emitted from the spill were equivalent to that of a large U.S. city. The research was obtained in June 2010 when an aircraft flew over the spill and collected samples of the air pollution.

Eight percent of the oil that spilled broke down into particles and became airborne. These particles can easily be trapped inside human lungs through inhalation.

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill affected numerous lives. If you or a loved one filed a claim pertaining to the oil spill and it was denied, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Gulf of Mexico denied claims lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-821-1544 today.

More BP claims being dismissed

A District Judge has dismissed several oil spill claims by people residing in Mexican states as well as Alabama cities because he believes they weren’t directly affected by the 2010 oil spill.

The judge told the Alabama cities to sue BP first for monetary compensation.The Mexican states were unable to produce documentation that their recovery process was authorized.

Additional claims made by Louisiana parishes have been thrown out as well. These claims were seeking damages for wildlife that were injured in the oil spill. Claims have become narrowed by District Judges involving the scope of the oil spill in order to eliminate several claims from the pretrial phase.

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BP states that Halliburton ruined oil-spill evidence

On Monday in a federal court filing, BP PLC has made claims stating that Halliburton ruined evidence dealing with cement slurry. This filing is setting the precedent for the court case that will determine which bills each company will pay relating to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Halliburton has denied that they have in any way tampered with evidence of the oil-spill. Investigations into the matter have determined that Halliburton is responsible for certain faults dealing with their own cement job at the oil rig.

The trial is scheduled to start on February 27, 2012 in New Orleans. This case will find out the liability of each company and then additional phases will figure out costs, punitive damages and several other claims.

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