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Old 04-17-2014, 03:45 PM   #11
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Default U.S. lifts ban blocking BP from new government contracts

U.S. lifts ban blocking BP from new government contracts
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:16pm EDT

U.S. lifts ban blocking BP from new government contracts | Reuters

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The U.S. government lifted a ban on Thursday that excluded BP from new federal contracts, after the British oil major filed a lawsuit saying it was being unfairly penalized for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

The Environmental Protection Agency and BP said they reached an agreement ending the prohibition on bidding for federal contracts on everything from fuel supply contracts to offshore leases after the company committed to a set of safety, ethical and corporate governance requirements.

Shares of BP traded in the United States rose...
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Default Ban Lifted, BP Bids $42 Million to Win Gulf Oil Leases in U.S. Auction

Ban Lifted, BP Bids $42 Million to Win Gulf Oil Leases in U.S. Auction
By STANLEY REED
MARCH 19, 2014

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/business/energy-environment/ban-lifted-bp-bids-42-million-to-win-gulf-oil-leases-in-us-auction.html?_r=0
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Just days after the United States lifted a ban on new oil and gas leases for BP, the company took full advantage of the opportunity. In an auction held in New Orleans on Wednesday, BP was the high bidder on 24 exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mexico for about $42 million, according to the Interior Department.

BP was not the most aggressive bidder, but winning so many leases so soon after being cleared to seek new drilling rights was an important milestone in the company’s quest to...
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Default BP Spills Unknown Amount of Tar Sands Into Lake Michigan

BP Spills Unknown Amount of Tar Sands Into Lake Michigan
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Published on March 27, 2014

www.truthisscary.com/2014/03/bp-spills-unknown-amount-of-tar-sands-into-lake-michigan/
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Oil giant BP has caused yet another oil spill in a crucial water way this week, following an increase in tar sands refining at its Indiana plant on the shores of Lake Michigan.

BP notified the federal government’s National Response Center around 5 p.m. Monday that its Whiting Refinery was leaking oil into the lake, which is
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the source of drinking water for 7 million people in nearby Chicago, due to a malfunction in the refinery’s cooling water system.

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s less than a year after BP started processing Canadian tar sands at the refinery. Tar sands oil, many environmental groups have warned, is the “the dirtiest fuel on Earth” and is “more corrosive, more toxic, and more difficult to clean up than…
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