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1. 2015-07-02 BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill USA
C. 2014-09-04 BP found 'grossly negligent' in 2010 Gulf oil spill New Orleans
D. 2013-10-15 Ex-Halliburton manager pleads guilty New Orleans
4. 2013-07-25 Halliburton to plead guilty on spill Houston
F. 2013-01-03 Transocean agrees oil spill fine Washington
G. 2012-11-28 BP banned from new US contracts Washington
H. 2012-11-15 Gulf spill: BP to get record criminal fine Washington
2012-03-02 BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Louisiana
9. 2011-04-22 Rig culture 'factor in Gulf spill' Louisiana

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  Halliburton to plead guilty on spill  Houston: US company Halliburton will plead guilty to destroying evidence relating to the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill   Transocean agrees oil spill fine  Washington: Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreed to a settlement with the US government BP banned from new US contracts. Washington   BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal  BP says it has reached a deal with the largest group of plaintiffs suing the company over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill BP sues Gulf oil spill companies. United Kingdom Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'. Washington   U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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Jul.2  BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill

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Sep.4  BP found 'grossly negligent' in 2010 Gulf oil spill

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Oct.15  Ex-Halliburton manager pleads guilty

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Nov.15  Gulf spill: BP to get record criminal fine

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Apr.22  Rig culture 'factor in Gulf spill'
Apr.2  Transocean executives get bonuses

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  Washington: The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties.    The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April killed 11 w...
Nov.9 Gulf oil spill firms 'complacent'. Washington Nov.8  Panel backs BP on spill findings Nov.2  BP back to profit after oil spill Sep.19 Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
  Officials formally declared an end to the worst oil spill in U.S. history, afternearly five months of hopes and criticism of nearly everyone involved.    The Interior Department agency that regulates offshore drilling prono...
Sep.18  'One more test' needed on BP well Sep.4  BP well 'poses no further risk' Aug.19  BP accused of hiding oil rig data Jul.29  Gulf oil cleanup chief details plans Jul.27 BP ousts CEO Hayward
   United Kingdom: Tony Hayward will step down amid ongoing outrage over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will be replaced by American Robert Dudley.    Hayward will receive a year's salary amounting to $1.6 million. Dudley...
Jul.26 BP set to announce record loss. United Kingdom Jul.25 BP boss Hayward 'negotiates exit'. United Kingdom Jul.24 Oil spill vessels return to site  Ships involved in the effort to secure BP's blown-out oil well are preparing to resume work after a tropical storm weakened Jul.23 Oil workers set to leave as storm nears Jul.18 Recapped Gulf oil well continues to hold Jul.17 BP extends testing of capped oil well BP oil well 'withstands pressure'   Tests on BP's newly capped Gulf of Mexico well show pressure has been building up slightly as hoped with no signs of leakage Jul.16 Capped well not leaking, BP says Jul.15 BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion
 The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could last up to 48 hours. Obama said the development was a 'positive sign'
BP fixes leaking cap on oil well Jul.14 Preparations for BP oil well test under way Jul.13 BP starting pressure test on well  BP is starting a key test, expected to last between six and 48 hours, on its leaking Gulf of Mexico well to see if the flow of oil can be shut... Jul.12 BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well  BP has successfully installed a new cap on the Gulf of Mexico oil well. BP warned the cap efficiency and ability to contain the oil cannot be... Jul.10 BP in new attempt to plug oil leak Jul.9 BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak  BP will start replacing the cap over the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend Jun.22 US Gulf oil drilling ban overturned. Washington Jun.19 BP CEO Hayward criticised for yacht trip. Washington Jun.18 BP 'strong despite spill setback'. United Kingdom Jun.17 Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers. U.S. Congress Jun.16 US Congress set to grill BP chief  U.S. Congress: Tony Hayward is set to face a grilling, a day after the oil firm agreed a $20bn compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout. Washington Jun.15 US oil firms 'not ready' for leak. U.S. Congress Jun.12 US urges quicker BP oil strategy. Washington Jun.6 Too soon to be 'pleased' with BP progress. Washington Jun.4 BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf  On day 46 of the oil spill, BP began to siphon oil from the ruptured undersea well to the surface, where it was flowing onto the awaiting drill ship May.30 'Well control' problems reported in March May.29 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails  The latest attempt to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak has failed, BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles has said May.27 Work resumes to plug US oil well  BP resumes its operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak as US President Barack Obama defends his handling of the disaster May.26 BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan   Nearly four hours after latest attempt, the oil giant's chief executive said he would not know for another 24 hours whether the plan is work... May.24 Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants. Washington US toughens talk over Gulf spill  Washington: The government has toughened its rhetoric towards BP as frustration builds about the company's inability to plug a leaking oil well May.23 US warns it may 'push BP aside May.17 Obama to set up oil spill panel. Washington May.16 BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well May.12 Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  House of Representatives: Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was faulty May.10 Oil firms 'set for Senate clash'. U.S. Senate May.8 Setback in oil containment bid  BP has encountered problems with the containment device it is trying to put over a blown-out well on the seabed of the Gulf of Mexico May.3  BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick Apr.30  Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick Apr.21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher

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Sep.17  Business owners return Sep.15     Bush vows 'biggest relief effort'  New Orleans: US President has promised the government will do and spend whatever it takes to rebuild the hurricane-hit Gulf Coast Sep.7   Bush seeks $50bn hurricane relief  U.S. Congress: The President Bush is to ask Congress for more extra emergency funding to deal with the aftermath of Katrina