BP, Plaintiffs Focus On Gulf Oil Spill Settlement - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

BP, Plaintiffs Focus On Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It was supposed to be the week when BP PLC and other companies went on trial for the nation's worst offshore oil spill.

Instead, oil giant BP is getting another week to try to hash out a settlement with a committee overseeing scores of lawsuits arising from the April 2010, explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 workers and led to 206 million gallons of oil spewing from the blown-out well, soiling miles of coastline.

Two people close to the case told The Associated Press the decision to postpone was made Sunday during a conference call involving parties in the case and U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the call.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Power restored to ATL airport; outage continues to affect flights

    Power restored to ATL airport; outage continues to affect flights

    Sunday, December 17 2017 1:07 PM EST2017-12-17 18:07:40 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 3:38 AM EST2017-12-18 08:38:53 GMT

    All air traffic was stopped, and passengers on the tarmac were removed from planes through portable staircases.

    All air traffic was stopped, and passengers on the tarmac were removed from planes through portable staircases.

  • Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:19 AM EST2017-12-17 08:19:20 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 3:20 AM EST2017-12-18 08:20:43 GMT

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

  • Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

    Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:39 PM EST2017-12-15 22:39:52 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 2:32 AM EST2017-12-18 07:32:15 GMT

    It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad.

    It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad.

Powered by Frankly