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Vol. 16, No. 7 Week of February 13, 2011
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


BP ruled liable for $1.7 million fine

Alaska judge clears way for state to seek four times the amount for 212,252-gallon crude oil spill in Prudhoe Bay field in 2006

Wesley Loy

For Petroleum News

A state judge has ruled that BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. is liable for a civil penalty of nearly $1.7 million in connection with a large oil spill in the Prudhoe Bay field. The ruling marks a modest victory for the state in its lawsuit seeking huge damages for pipeline leaks in 2006, one of which r....

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‘Enhanced penalty’ possible

Federal suit pending


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