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Payout from BP oil spill settlement tops $5 billion

The administrator overseeing a BP Plc fund to compensate people and businesses claiming they were harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said on Wednesday more than $5 billion has been paid out. A total of $5.037 billion has

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Payout from BP oil spill settlement tops $5 billion

The administrator overseeing a BP Plc fund to compensate people and businesses claiming they were harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said on Wednesday more than $5 billion has been paid out. A total of $5.037 billion has

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Abu Dhabi Ports boosts oil spill response

Abu Dhabi Ports said it has completed a programme to significantly boost the oil spill response capabilities at its busiest commercial ports. Under the programme, specialised equipment containers, a dedicated speed boat (with anot

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Abu Dhabi Ports boosts oil spill response

Abu Dhabi Ports said it has completed a programme to significantly boost the oil spill response capabilities at its busiest commercial ports. Under the programme, specialised equipment containers, a dedicated speed boat (with anot

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Bapco achieves oil spill test success

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), in collaboration with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), conducted a simulated emergency situation exercise to test preparedness and responsiveness in dealing with oil spills. Held at the Oil Spi

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Oily gunk found in Louisiana 3 years after BP spill

The amount of oil found on Louisiana's coast has surged this year, three years after BP's Macondo spill in the US Gulf of Mexico, the state's Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority said.   Som

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Gulf oil spill sparks high alert in Bahrain

Bahrain is on high alert following a massive oil spill in the Arabian Gulf, which was deliberately caused by an Indian ship, a report said. Desh Shanti was caught dumping oil near Iranian waters on Tuesday after ignoring official

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Oil spill in N Cyprus threatens wildlife, tourism

Clean-up efforts were underway after a tanker spilled more than 100 tonnes of fuel oil near a pristine coastline in northern Cyprus, threatening wildlife and tourism facilities, officials said on Wednesday. The spill occurred earl

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Oil spill tackling focus for Mena forum

New regulations that enhance the preparedness levels to tackle oil spills will be the main agenda for the upcoming Oil Spill Preparedness, Response and Recovery Mena 2013 conference in Abu Dhabi. The event will run from June 16 to

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Texas joins flood of states suing BP

Texas has joined the crowd of Gulf of Mexico states to file suit against BP, Halliburton and others for their role in one of the worst oil spills in the US history. The complaint in US District Court in Beaumont, Texas, alleges th

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