Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    4:43 AM

GasBuddy News Article

50
votes
US offers BP last-minute Gulf deal

Daily Express -- THE US Justice Department and Gulf Coast states are considering offering BP an eleventh-hour deal to settle civil claims concerning the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

A key trial relating to Deepwater Horizon is set to begin Monday before a federal judge in New Orleans. The civil claims are being brought by the federal and state governments.

The mooted deal, which has not been confirmed, is said to require the oil giant pay $16 billion to settle civil claims. Any settlement offer would cover potential fines owed by BP under the US Clean Water Act.

The company has always denied gross negligence. It has already agreed to pay more than $30 billion in fines, settlements and clean-up costs for the well blowout and resulting Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Read the Full Article

Submitted Feb 24, 2013 By: NOTSOGRN
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: US offers BP last-minute Gulf deal Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,943
Points:2,215,740
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 5:53:45 AM

too bad, didn't take it, now it's at least 3 months of taxpayer money waste.
Profile Pic
RBob
Champion Author Portland

Posts:4,661
Points:2,878,455
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 6:14:21 PM

The deal should be the came as for anyone else found guilty of negligence, which is about 200% of face value.

[Edited by: RBob at 2/24/2013 6:15:24 PM EST]
Profile Pic
ktbaeohana
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:4,453
Points:981,875
Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 4:50:38 PM

settlement has been done, just pay the people and business. stop trying to get more.
Profile Pic
briinnc
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:2,705
Points:834,820
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 1:55:44 PM

The government knows it's on shaky ground this time. They're just trying to suck more on top of the 30 billion.
Profile Pic
TravellingRN
Rookie Author Wyoming

Posts:36
Points:676,650
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 12:08:53 PM

Everything recovered. It is inevitable to explore for fossil fuel oil and not have a problem. Good grief, when exploratory drilling occurs in the gulf there is a risk of an oil spill. Bad on BP, Halliburton, Deepwater. We all recovered and so will the ocean. Oil is an organic compound and the oceans break down oil from ground seepage as a normal part of functioning. Lesson learned, settlements assessed; now lets allow those with experience learn from past mistakes and get some oil to be refined as we move towards energy independence.
Profile Pic
EnviroChemist
Champion Author Oklahoma

Posts:3,495
Points:803,185
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:30:23 AM

However, this turns out, I feel its due time for some closure for the families who lost loved ones
Profile Pic
merlinCO
Champion Author Colorado

Posts:4,227
Points:938,785
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:45:06 AM

Does it ban them from drilling on or near US property?
Profile Pic
pulpwood
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:7,394
Points:1,867,880
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:13:15 AM

BP people are down here cleaning the beaches every day
Profile Pic
bar1035
Champion Author Charlotte

Posts:12,849
Points:1,902,870
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:00:06 AM

Translation - their lawyers are better than our civil servant lawyers
Profile Pic
sljbc475
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:6,793
Points:1,473,175
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:39:07 AM

Time for BP to pay up.
Profile Pic
YaBassa
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:5,041
Points:1,121,750
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:24:17 AM

Make BP pay
Profile Pic
ddor
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:1,415
Points:744,235
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:17:29 AM

Whatever
Profile Pic
OldMan322
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:9,818
Points:2,198,255
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:02:44 AM

"doeslayersr" And not just the poeple who buy BP fuel
Profile Pic
swepson
Champion Author Greensboro

Posts:8,225
Points:2,117,385
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:40:00 AM

Take it.
Profile Pic
mastermariner
Champion Author Texas

Posts:12,718
Points:1,076,895
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:21:53 AM

Just the beginning
Profile Pic
el_fr
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:5,943
Points:1,351,005
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:20:14 AM

Take them to court
Profile Pic
gs7101
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:8,031
Points:545,845
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:18:40 AM

BP will take the offered deal; I'm sure they want all the legal claim against them to finally end.
Profile Pic
bell05
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:25,613
Points:2,479,385
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:12:44 AM

I don't mean to sound cold. But these folks knew they signed up for a hazard job. Thats why they got paid the rate they rcv.
Profile Pic
bell013
All-Star Author Atlanta

Posts:526
Points:100,275
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:02:22 AM

I don't mean to sound cold. But these folks knew they signed up for a hazard job. Thats why they got paid the rate they rcv.
Profile Pic
doeslayersr
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:12,287
Points:1,476,205
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:01:46 AM

Any "fines" or settlements paid will be passed on to you.... if you do not understand that, you are a special kind of stupid.
Profile Pic
CityCouponer
Champion Author New Orleans

Posts:2,543
Points:602,875
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:43:58 AM

The 11 Rig Workers Who Died During The BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion:

— Jason Anderson, 35, of Midfield, Texas. A father of two. His wife, Shelley, said Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday. Anderson began preparing a will in February 2010 and kept it in a spiral notebook. It sank with the rig.

—Aaron Dale "Bubba" Burkeen, 37, of Philadelphia, Miss. His death at the Deepwater Horizon came on his wedding anniversary and four days before his birthday. He was married with two children.

—Donald Clark, 49, of Newellton, La. He was one of six workers scheduled to leave the rig on April 21, the day after the blast.

—Stephen Ray Curtis, 40, of Georgetown, La., Curtis was married and had two teenagers.

—Gordon Jones, 28, of Baton Rouge, La. Jones arrived on the rig the day before the explosion. He died three days before his sixth wedding anniversary and 10 minutes after talking to his pregnant wife, Michelle Jones. Their son, Max, was born three weeks later.

—Roy Wyatt Kemp, 27, Jonesville, La. Kemp was married. His daughter's birthday was 3 days before the explosion. Kemp was one of six workers scheduled to leave the rig on April 21.

—Karl Kleppinger Jr., 38, of Natchez, Miss. Kleppinger was a veteran of the first Gulf War and the father of one child.

—Keith Blair Manuel, 56, of Gonzales, La. Manuel had three daughters. He was a fan of LSU athletics and had football and basketball season tickets.

—Dewey A. Revette, 48, of State Line, Miss. Revette had been married to his wife, Sherri, for 26 years when the rig exploded. He was one of six workers scheduled to leave the rig on April 21.

—Shane M. Roshto, 22, of Liberty, Miss. His wife, Natalie, filed a lawsuit April 21, 2010, saying she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after her husband was killed in the explosion. He was one of six workers who were set to leave the rig on April 21.

— Adam Weise, 24, Yorktown, Texas. Weise drove 10 hours to Louisiana every three weeks to work on the rig. A high school football star, he spent off- time hunting and fishing. He was one of six workers scheduled to leave the rig on April 21.

No bodies were recovered.
Profile Pic
mandoid
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:9,892
Points:2,102,120
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:36:16 AM

not a bad idea rtw777.
Profile Pic
swede
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:5,284
Points:2,230,975
Joined:Feb 2003
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:32:43 AM

I suspect that BP will take it if it will end the lawsuits over their disaster in the Gulf.
Profile Pic
dylan126
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:7,058
Points:1,187,970
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:31:18 AM

Right
Profile Pic
pscamp
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:6,753
Points:963,405
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:30:55 AM

Really??
Profile Pic
checkum
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:10,150
Points:2,041,010
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:26:54 AM

payoffs and coverups
Profile Pic
76chevy
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:5,216
Points:1,274,320
Joined:Jun 2010
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:26:36 AM

How about if they really hurt them and ban their CEOs from receiving boneUSes for life?
Profile Pic
rtw777
Champion Author Florida

Posts:11,992
Points:2,446,420
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:24:39 AM

BP should stand their ground as they have made many payments already.
Profile Pic
dudleydolittle
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:7,061
Points:1,182,735
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:22:09 AM

the will probably end up paying less than their offer.....
Profile Pic
rodzilla123
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:5,648
Points:1,306,065
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:21:36 AM

If this Justice Dept. wants to make a deal, then I think they do Not have the Evidence to win a Trial, and if their is one thing This Administration will not accept is a story that leaves EGG on their Face.
Profile Pic
Goat2008
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:2,074
Points:1,149,770
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:19:29 AM

I do not trust petroleum companies or banks.
Profile Pic
rbutterw
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:3,295
Points:847,020
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:19:00 AM

Remember what Gummint extracts from BP will most likely not go to settle claims but line Obama's pockets.
Profile Pic
74celica
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:4,029
Points:2,414,310
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:17:41 AM

never trust the government
Profile Pic
Pond10
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:3,453
Points:1,438,415
Joined:Sep 2010
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:17:19 AM

ok
Profile Pic
oweno1
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:3,122
Points:694,635
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:16:18 AM

never enough to compensate for that damage
Profile Pic
BigBearHug
Champion Author Amarillo

Posts:4,790
Points:1,082,860
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:16:04 AM

what's the catch?
Profile Pic
hallows
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:7,300
Points:3,408,295
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:15:08 AM

Good point, FocusST2!
Profile Pic
ponyNJ
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:1,266
Points:1,186,470
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:14:04 AM

As always, let us squeeze the guy with deep pockets.
Profile Pic
ILVET
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:17,521
Points:3,528,640
Joined:Jan 2005
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:13:47 AM

Is it too much to ask why oil is dropping and gas is falling too?
Profile Pic
Insuremn
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:7,546
Points:1,630,845
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:13:35 AM

Lawyers are the winners.
Profile Pic
HelenT
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:5,536
Points:1,127,435
Joined:Apr 2004
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:12:39 AM

This is why gasoline is so high. This is just another Obummer Tax!
Profile Pic
joko0
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:2,492
Points:940,140
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:11:41 AM

Settle already!
Profile Pic
Hunter724
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:10,694
Points:2,247,155
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:09:47 AM

All about the Bottom Line........
Profile Pic
cssco
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:9,823
Points:2,342,470
Joined:Feb 2006
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:58 AM

Clearly, the company (BP) has alway denied gross negligence. Do you think?
Profile Pic
Foxt
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:7,813
Points:2,619,105
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:57 AM

Nothing is ever said about cleaning up the oil they sunk with dispersants. It's out of sight and out of mind now but sure to surface when all is said and done.
Profile Pic
farmboyTN
Champion Author Tennessee

Posts:2,497
Points:919,695
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:32 AM

Get the money from BP and move on.
Profile Pic
csnvcas
All-Star Author Illinois

Posts:994
Points:236,980
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:23 AM

Interesting
Profile Pic
Ziggy1962
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:58,120
Points:2,414,640
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:05 AM

All about money!!!
Profile Pic
SavingInNC
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:7,428
Points:1,614,940
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:05:21 AM

This is why gasoline is so high people. This is just another @bama government TAX!!!
Profile Pic
pilotmass
Champion Author Boston

Posts:4,646
Points:1,105,615
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:02:36 AM

Too big to fail?
Post a reply Back to Topics