BP engulfed in lawsuit over 40-day Texas flare

By Kristen Lombardi

Two weeks before the Deepwater Horizon explosion, BP was involved in another major pollution case in Texas.

'Model' workplaces avoid special government scrutiny targeting hazardous industries

By Chris Hamby

'Model' workplaces avoid special scrutiny targeting hazardous industries

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… n 2009, something went wrong with boiler B28 at Valero’s oil refinery in Texas City, Texas. Technician Tommy Manis and his co-workers weren’t sure just …"

"… thing went wrong with boiler B28 at Valero’s oil refinery in Texas City, Texas. Technician Tommy Manis and his co-workers weren’t sure just what it was …"

"… lowers workers’ compensation costs, they say. For the Valero refinery in Texas City, it also meant a break on local taxes.The VPP flag can attract and re …"

"… for 61  violations combined at two of the company’s refineries, in Texas City and Canton, Ohio.The agency deemed two of the violations in Canton …"

BP's Iris Cross starred in two disaster PR campaigns

By Aaron Mehta

Before oil spills ads, BP's Iris Cross drew jury tampering accusations in earlier disaster

Regulatory flaws, repeated violations put oil refinery workers at risk

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and M.B. Pell

The nation’s refineries are plagued by equipment failures and sometimes-fatal accidents that in many cases could have been prevented.

Use of toxic acid puts millions at risk

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

A 2009 explosion in Corpus Christ sheds light on danger of toxic acid cloud

Excerpts from this story referencing "Amoco":

"… the perils of an HF release from a refinery emerged in the summer of 1986. Amoco, which used the acid at its Texas City refinery (later acquired by BP), wa …"

"… if large quantities got out. State regulators had expressed concerns, and Amoco approached Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California to conduct …"

"… similar to those in a refinery goes downwind as an aerosol and a vapor.” Amoco’s safety director, on the scene, was “just beside himself with concern …"

"… from the air, assuming the system worked exactly as planned, Koopman said.Amoco insisted that the video of the Nevada experiments include a disclaimer sta …"

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus

By Kristen Lombardi and John Solomon

In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the na

Excerpts from this story referencing "Steven Chu":

"… o speed delivery of stimulus money to a sluggish economy, Energy Secretary Steven Chu boasted to the nation’s governors at a February meeting that his dep …"

BP pays another fine for Texas refinery

By Amy Biegelsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today it will collect a $15 million fine from BP for Clean Air Act violations, the latest in a

Excerpts from this story referencing "oil":

"… rd-largest in the United States and processes more than 460,000 barrels of oil per day. …"

BP to pay record fine, spend $500M to upgrade Texas refinery

By Jim Morris and M.B. Pell

UPDATED BP will pay a $50.6 million penalty and spend at least $500 million to upgrade its Texas City, Texas, refinery where a 2005 explosio

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Justice":

"… with OSHA will affect a related criminal case against the corporation. The Department of Justice could seek to revoke BP’s probation in that case, which found Clean Air …"

Sen. Franken asks BP to explain OSHA violations

By Jim Morris

During a Senate subcommittee hearing last Thursday, Democratic Sen. Al Franken repeatedly cited the story’s key finding: that BP refineries

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… Franken repeatedly cited the story’s key finding: that BP refineries in Texas and Ohio accounted for 97 percent of “egregious willful” or “willful …"

"… elieved it had come into compliance with OSHA orders after its refinery in Texas City, Texas, exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers and injuring 170. …"

"… ad come into compliance with OSHA orders after its refinery in Texas City, Texas, exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers and injuring 170. The number o …"

"… osed a record $87 million penalty against BP for alleged violations at the Texas City refinery – violations that, according to regulators, reflected the …"

Renegade Refiner: OSHA says BP has “systemic safety problem”

By Jim Morris and M.B. Pell

Two refineries owned by oil giant BP account for 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety i

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… s. But the firm has been under intense OSHA scrutiny since its refinery in Texas City, Texas, exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers. While continuing …"

"… irm has been under intense OSHA scrutiny since its refinery in Texas City, Texas, exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers. While continuing its probe in …"

"… exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers. While continuing its probe in Texas City, OSHA launched a nationwide refinery inspection program in June 2007 …"

"… om of Information Act for OSHA’s nationwide program and for the parallel Texas City inspection show that BP received a total of 862 citations between Jun …"

Judge urged to revoke BP refinery probation after Gulf Oil Spill

By Kristen Lombardi

The worsening BP p.l.c. oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a good reason to revoke the oil giant’s court-ordered probation and plea agreemen