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2012-12-18 04:20:26

HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Burleson LLP, the largest law firm in the country devoted specifically to the oil and gas sector, announced today that Gary Brown has joined as a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group in the Houston office. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/DA65821LOGO) With more than three decades of experience in commercial litigation, Brown has enjoyed an impressive career, successfully trying a wide range of oil and gas matters before state...

2010-06-28 14:02:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been two months since the explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused massive amounts of crude oil to begin leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, and in that time, industry across the Gulf Coast has been affected, from the commercial fishing industry to tourism to food distribution. As a region known for its cuisine, the Gulf Coast restaurant industry - particularly the seafood industry - has been the focus of...

2010-01-18 12:01:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston trial law firm Arnold & Itkin LLP is announcing a $1.72 million verdict handed down in favor of a New Braunfels man who was severely injured in an industrial accident at BP America Inc.'s oil refinery plant in Texas City, Texas. A jury in Judge David E. Garner's 10th Judicial District Court in Galveston County issued the verdict late Friday, Jan. 15, 2009, after finding Bridgeville, Pa.-based Maxim Crane Works completely liable for...

2009-07-23 11:30:00

ST. LOUIS, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced that Robert A. Malone has been appointed to Peabody's board of directors and will serve on the board's Audit and Compensation Committees. Malone is a 35-year energy and mining industry executive and is past Chairman and President of BP America Inc., the largest U.S. producer of oil and natural gas. "Bob has extensive knowledge of U.S. and global energy markets with particular focus on China, India...

2008-10-14 09:00:38

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP America Inc. announced today an oil discovery at its Freedom Prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The well, located in Mississippi Canyon Block 948, approximately 70 miles southeast of the Louisiana Coast, is in about 6,100 feet (1,860 meters) of water. The Freedom well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 29,280 feet (8,927 meters) and encountered greater than 550 net feet of hydrocarbon-bearing sands in Middle and Lower Miocene...

2008-07-18 09:01:06

By Jerry Shottenkirk On a day when energy stocks fell, Chesapeake Energy planned on putting $1.75 billion in cash in its coffers. Chesapeake announced the sale of 90,000 net acres in the Arkoma Basin of the Woodford Shale in southeastern Oklahoma to BP America Inc. Officials said the properties are in Atoka, Coal, Hughes and Pittsburg counties and produce approximately 50 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day. The deal is expected to close on Aug. 8. Oil and natural gas...

2008-07-17 15:00:56

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) and BP America Inc. (NYSE:BP) today announced that BP has agreed to acquire all of Chesapeake's interests in approximately 90,000 net acres of leasehold and producing natural gas properties in the Arkoma Basin Woodford Shale play for $1.75 billion in cash. The properties, which are located in Atoka, Coal, Hughes and Pittsburg counties, Oklahoma are currently producing approximately 50 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (mmcf) per day. The...

2007-01-31 12:00:51

DECATUR, Ala., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP will award instructional creativity by providing $100,000 in grants to Morgan County K-12 educators who teach students about energy and energy conservation. "A+ for Energy" is the successful educational program that BP started in California in 2004 and is now bringing to Morgan County. (LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000724/NYM120LOGO) "We are very excited that these grants provide the potential to further unleash the...

2006-11-02 12:00:26

HOUSTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP America Inc. today announced plans for the construction of an 800 mile undersea fiber optic system in the Gulf of Mexico to provide continuous broadband connectivity to the company's offshore oil and gas facilities. The system will allow greater operating flexibility, including the ability to continue producing safely for longer periods when hurricanes enter the Gulf and to return more quickly to production after storms pass. In some cases the...

2005-11-16 06:44:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House document shows oil executives met with Vice President Dick Cheney's 2001 energy task force which critics say secretly formed energy policy favorable to the industry, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. The document, obtained this week by the newspaper, shows that officials from four major oil companies met in the White House complex with Cheney aides who were formulating the Bush administration's energy policy, the report said. The...