One employee was taken to hospital, but later released, and the incident did not result in major disruption of production at the facility.
More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
BP has completed the upgrade of its Whiting facility in Indiana with the commissioning of a new coker that will process more Canadian oil sands crude and generate an extra $1 billion of operating cash flow per year.
British oil giant BP announced last week that more than 30 UK companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of over £1 billion for the development of two oil fields in the North Sea.
BP is seeking to minimize its liability for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, insisting that many claims have been exaggerated and even made up by businesses in the region.
Shale oil is set to increase its importance globally and will continue to expand in terms of production and share on the international energy market, to account for 9% of total global production.
According to the lawsuit’s 474 plaintiffs, BP’s refinery released sulfur dioxide, methyl carpaptan, dimethyl disulfide and other toxic chemicals for 15 consecutive days in November 2011.