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BP braced for legal long-haul as spill payouts leap

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is digging in for a long legal battle over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Tuesday after compensation costs soared for a second straight quarter. Full story

BP scraps sale of U.S. wind farm business

LONDON (Reuters) - British oil company BP <BP.L> has decided to keep its U.S. wind farm business, one of the largest in the country, after four months in which it failed to attract a bid the company could accept, a spokesman said on Tuesday. Full story

Why BP Earnings Won't Gush Higher

The beleaguered oil company continues to face fallout from the Gulf oil spill, holding back BP earnings growth. Full story

Very busy earnings week

   CNBC's Julia Boorstin looks at next week's earnings reports, including BP, Chevron, Chrysler, Merck and Comcast.

Feds: Halliburton agrees to plead guilty in spill

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday. Full story

Louisiana agency sues big oil firms for hurting wetlands

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A Louisiana agency sued 97 oil companies - including BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc - in state court on Wednesday for allegedly damaging hundreds of miles of sensitive wetlands by cutting through them with pipelines and transportation canals. Full story

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Analysis: Contentious oil spill claims set up BP for long legal battle

BP registers U.S. unit as swap dealer with regulator

Appeals court hears BP challenge on spill claims

UK energy firms pull 160 expatriate staff out of Egypt

BP oil spill claims climb ahead of appeal day

Appeals court to hear dispute over BP settlement

Trial delayed for ex-BP executive in spill probe

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  Toxic BP oil clean-up chemical sickening those exposed

Mark Hertsgaard, contributor to The Daily Beast, talks with Rachel Maddow about the devastating health effects of Corexit, the oil dispersant used by BP in the Gulf to clean up oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill on the workers and residents of the area.

  Lawmaker says Bible proves climate change is false

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tx., who made headlines for apologizing to BP after the gulf oil spill, now claims the Bible proves that climate change isn't real.

  What the Energy Indicator Says About the Economic Outlook

CNBC's Steve Liesman; and Christof Ruehl, BP chief economist, discuss what crude prices indicate about the broader economy, and the impact of developing domestic energy in the United States.

  BP put on trial 3 years later

The National Wildlife Foundation’s Sara Gonzalez Rothi Kronenthal, Colorlines.com reporter Brentin Mock, Political Strategist L. Joy Williams, and The Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal discuss the BP civil trial for the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

  The BP oil spill and the Keystone XL Pipeline

As the State Department issued their draft report of the Keystone XL Pipeline impacts, the Melissa Harris-Perry panel looks at environmental hazards and the Gulf Coast.

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BP logo is seen at a fuel station of British oil company BP in St. Petersburg in this file photo
BP logo is seen at a fuel station of British oil company BP in St. Petersburg in this file photo

BP logo is seen at a fuel station of British oil company BP in St. Petersburg, in this file photo from October 18, 2012. BP is digging in for a long legal battle over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said July 30, 2013 after compensation costs soared for a second straight qua

A BP logo is seen in front of an apartment block near a petrol station in Moscow October 22, 2012.
A BP logo is seen in front of an apartment block near a petrol station in Moscow October 22, 2012.

A BP logo is seen in front of an apartment block near a petrol station in Moscow October 22, 2012.REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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