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2010-09-15 11:03:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vujasinovic & Beckcom law firm has filed a lawsuit in Galveston, Texas federal court on behalf of 120 individuals who were exposed to benzene that was released from British Petroleum's Texas City refinery from April 6 through May 16, 2010. Attorneys Brian Beckcom, Vuk Vujasinovic and Kenneth Fenelon represent these individuals who work or live near the refinery in Texas City in their claims against BP Products North America, Inc. in CA...

2010-05-13 12:58:00

HOUSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Buzbee Law Firm, which represents 10 injured rig workers who were aboard the Transocean (NYSE: RIG) Deepwater Horizon when it exploded on April 20, condemned a move today by the company to limit its legal liability. According to Tony Buzbee, managing partner of The Buzbee Law Firm, "Transocean has accepted more than $430 million in insurance proceeds related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, but has asked a Houston federal court to limit...

2010-04-06 09:26:00

Steps Needed to Prevent More Disasters PITTSBURGH, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today condemned remarks made by oil industry trade associations in the aftermath of the Tesoro refinery explosion and fire April 2 in Anacortes, Wash., that killed five and severely injured two others. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) "It is obvious that this industry still has not learned from other refinery disasters and near-misses,"...

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...

2009-12-30 09:37:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A Texas federal court was asked late Tuesday to enter a $100.3 million judgment against BP (NYSE: BP) after a federal jury rejected the company's denials about a series of allegedly toxic emissions in 2007 at its Texas City refinery, according to The Buzbee Law Firm. On Dec. 18, a jury in Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt's court in Galveston, Texas awarded $100 million in punitive damages to 10 contract workers who alleged that they were exposed in a series...

2009-12-18 21:58:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal jury late Friday awarded more than $100 million to 10 plaintiffs who alleged that they were exposed or injured in a series of toxic emissions in early 2007 at a BP (NYSE: BP) plant in Texas City, Tex., according to the Buzbee Law Firm. The jury in Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt's court in Galveston awarded $10 million in punitive damages to each of the plaintiffs after the company repeatedly denied that leaks had occurred on four separate dates...

2008-09-23 12:00:00

By JOHN PORRETTO By John Porretto The Associated Press HOUSTON Some gas stations in parts of the Southeast are out of fuel, and shortages could persist for days as refiners continue to recover from the one-two punch of hurricanes Gustav and Ike . Industry officials also said a crush of people topping off tanks - or panic-buying in some cases - can worsen the problem. "The system is not equipped for that," said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience...

2008-09-16 18:00:29

HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to the devastating effects of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav on impacted communities in Texas and Louisiana, BP announced that the BP Foundation will donate $8 million to community organizations and will also match the contributions of BP employees to the disaster relief effort. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000724/NYM120LOGO ) "BP shares the nation's concern for those hit so hard by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav," said Bob...

2008-09-15 21:00:25

By David Koenig; Ellen Simon A small change in Hurricane Ike's course just before it crashed into the Texas coast may have spared the state and the nation from significantly worse economic damage. The center of the storm appeared to miss the vital concentration of oil and petrochemical refineries in the Houston area, and the surge of water rolling into the nation's second-largest port was also weaker than predicted. "If the eye of that storm had been as much as 20 miles east, we would...

2008-09-12 18:00:32

HOUSTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation announced today that the Company will contribute $1.5 million to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav relief efforts. One million dollars will be allocated to Hurricane Ike, with the remaining $500,000 targeted for ongoing Hurricane Gustav relief efforts. The Company is also closely monitoring the needs of its employees in the areas that are expected to be impacted by Hurricane Ike, and is prepared to...


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