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Change-of-plea hearing for ex-BP engineer in Gulf oil spill case

A former BP engineer is having a change-of-plea hearing in New Orleans, where he has been fighting a charge that he obstructed an investigation into the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Kurt Mix was indicted in early 2012 on two criminal counts arising from allegations that he deleted text messages about the amount of oil that spewed into the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig explosion that killed 11 workers. He has been in an up-and-down legal battle ever since. He was acquitted on one criminal charge in a 2013 trial and convicted on an obstruction of justice charge at the same hearing.

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Oil major BP in repayment bid over US Gulf of Mexico spill

Oil major BP has gone back to the US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in a bid to try and get back some of the money it has previously paid out to businesses. The company wants restitution for some of the cash it paid to businesses as part of a 2012 settlement.

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VIDEO: World’s most advanced oil spill combating simulator centre goes live

This footage shows how onshore and offshore personnel will be able to train and exercise for oil spills. The North Cape Maritime Training Centre in Honningsvåg in Norway now contains the world’s only oil spill simulator where onshore and offshore personnel isolated or together, can train in the tools and stages of oil spill combating operations. It has been created by Aptomar together with Transas in close cooperation with the North Cape Maritime Training Centre in Honningsvag.