Transocean to pay $1.4bn for oil spill

Transocean, owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion (£900m) over five years for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The multinational exploration company, which leased the rig to oil giant BP, pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for “negligent discharge of oil” into the […]

UK offers no civil redress for North Sea oil spills

As news broke today that BP is being sued in the US over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, an environmental legal expert has warned that no such civil redress could happen in the UK if such a disaster happened in the North Sea. BP is among eight companies named in a civil suit being brought […]