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1. 2015-07-02 BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill USA
2. 2013-10-15 Ex-Halliburton manager pleads guilty New Orleans
3. 2013-07-25 Halliburton to plead guilty on spill Houston
E. 2013-04-08 Gulf of Mexico can 'self-deep-clean'
2012-03-02 BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Louisiana
6. 2011-04-22 Rig culture 'factor in Gulf spill' Louisiana
H. 2011-02-20 Gulf spill 'devastated sea life' BP Oil Spill
I. 2011-02-02 Gulf 'to recover by end of 2012' Washington

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Halliburton to plead guilty on spill. Houston   BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal  Louisiana: 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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Oct.15  Ex-Halliburton manager pleads guilty
Apr.8  Gulf of Mexico can 'self-deep-clean'

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Apr.22  Rig culture 'factor in Gulf spill'
Feb.20  Gulf spill 'devastated sea life'
Feb.2  Gulf 'to recover by end of 2012'

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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 Oct.28  Cement flaws 'known before spill' Sep.23  Video study estimates oil spill Sep.19   Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
  Louisiana: 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.16 Gulf oil spreads east on sea floor. Louisiana Aug.14  Obama plea for Gulf coast tourism Aug.4   Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'  Louisiana: Almost three-quarters of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico has been cleaned up or broken down by natural forces Aug.3 BP starts 'static kill' on well  Louisiana: BP has started the 'static kill' of its leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, a step towards permanently sealing it BP ready to plug 'biggest leak'. Louisiana Jul.29  Gulf oil cleanup chief details plans Jul.24 Oil spill vessels return to site  Louisiana: 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. Louisiana Jul.22 Storm forces ships off spill site   Louisiana: Dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico have been ordered to leave the site of the BP spill by the US government as Tropical Storm Bonnie gathers pace Jul.19 Leaks near BP well may be natural. Louisiana Jul.18 Seepage detected at oil spill site  Louisiana: Government says testing has revealed that there is a 'detected seep a distance from the well' Recapped Gulf oil well continues to hold. Louisiana Jul.17 BP extends testing of capped oil well. Louisiana Jul.16 Capped well not leaking, BP says. Louisiana Jul.15 BP says oil has stopped leaking
  Louisiana: 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. Louisiana Jul.14 Preparations for BP oil well test under way. Louisiana Jul.13 BP delays pressure test on well. Louisiana BP starting pressure test on well  Louisiana: 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.10 BP in new attempt to plug oil leak. Louisiana Jul.9 BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak  Louisiana: BP will start replacing the cap over the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend Jun.29 Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up  Louisiana: Oil clean-up activities like skimming and controlled burning are halted because of the arrival of Hurricane Alex in the Gulf of Mexico Jun.20 BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier'  Louisiana: A Deepwater Horizon rig worker has told the BBC that he identified a leak in the oil rig's safety equipment weeks before the explosion 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   Obama in national address on oil   Washington: US President has made his first national address from the Oval Office to outline his response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill US oil firms 'not ready' for leak. U.S. Congress Jun.12 US urges quicker BP oil strategy. Washington Jun.10 Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'  Louisiana: Scientists estimate the leaking BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was releasing 20,000 to 40,000 barrels per day through last week Jun.9 Oil spill spurs sickness in U.S. states. Alabama Jun.6 Too soon to be 'pleased' with BP progress. Washington Jun.4 BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf  Louisiana: 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...  Obama cautious on new move to halt leak Jun.3  BP set to lower US oil-spill cap May.30  'Well control' problems reported in March Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  Washington: White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
May.29 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails. Louisiana May.28  Obama to triple oil response manpower May.27 Work resumes to plug US oil well  Louisiana: 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. Louisiana May.24  Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants US toughens talk over Gulf spill. Washington May.23  US warns it may 'push BP aside May.21  US oil spill commission takes shape May.17  Obama to set up oil spill panel 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 fau... May.10  Oil firms 'set for Senate clash' May.8 Setback in oil containment bid. Louisiana May.4  Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill May.3  BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick May.2  Obama's sombre oil leak warning May.1 Weather hampers oil slick clean-up. Louisiana Apr.30  Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick  Air Force to spray chemicals on slick Apr.29 Oil reaches coast in US disaster  Louisiana: Up to 5,000 barrels of oil a day are spilling into the water. Oil has started washing ashore on the Gulf Coast from a leaking offshore well Apr.28 New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Louisiana Apr.25 Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion  Louisiana: Officials found oil was leaking from the well Deepwater Horizon. Rescuers suspended the search for 11 people missing Apr.22  Obama's vow over oil rig disaster Apr.21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  Louisiana: 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