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World 14 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Top UK official denies blocking Murdoch hacking probe

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most senior civil servant published his private advice to former prime minister Gordon Brown on Thursday to fend off a charge by Brown that he had rejected an inquiry into allegations of phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's UK newspapers.

World 14 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Top UK official denies blocking Murdoch hacking probe

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most senior civil servant published his private advice to former prime minister Gordon Brown on Thursday to fend off a charge by Brown that he had rejected an inquiry into allegations of phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's UK newspapers.

Business 30 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP's future

London: In the first major sign that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have caused lasting damage to the company's long-term strategy of embracing projects with high risks, BP was frozen out of a potentially lucrative license to drill for oil off the coast of Greenland.

Business 27 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP confirms Hayward's departure as CEO and US$30bil asset sales

LONDON: BP PLC said Tuesday that embattled Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward will step down on Oct. 1 - to be succeeded by American Robert Dudley - and that it has set aside US$32.2 billion to cover the costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

World 02 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Weather hinders oil cleanup, revised moratorium due

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Tropical storm Alex slowed oil clean-up and containment efforts in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, with any permanent fix to BP Plc's ruptured deep-sea oil well still several weeks away.

World 02 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oil invades more wetlands as surf pounds Gulf coast

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Tropical storm Alex slowed oil spill clean-up and containment work in the Gulf of Mexico and drove more petroleum into fragile Gulf wetlands and beaches on Thursday, with any permanent fix to BP Plc's ruptured deep-sea well still several weeks away.

World 02 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Weather hinders oil cleanup, revised moratorium due

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Tropical storm Alex slowed oil spill clean-up and containment work in the Gulf of Mexico and drove more petroleum into fragile Gulf wetlands and beaches on Thursday, with any permanent fix to BP Plc's ruptured deep-sea well still several weeks away.

World 09 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP siphons off more oil; not know how much still spills

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc said on Tuesday it was capturing more oil from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well while U.S. scientists tried to figure out just how much crude was still pouring out.

World 09 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Amid uncertainty, BP siphons off more oil from well

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc said on Tuesday it had sharply increased the amount of oil it was capturing from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but U.S. officials are still trying to figure out how much crude is actually gushing out.

World 09 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Amid uncertainty, BP siphons off more oil from well

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc said on Tuesday it was capturing more oil from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well while U.S. scientists tried to figure out just how much crude was still pouring out.