Latest Mississippi River Delta News: February 15, 2013

02.15.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Judge approves plea deal between Transocean and feds on criminal charges stemming from Gulf oil spill
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). February 14, 2013.
“Less than a month after BP’s plea deal on criminal charges was approved, a federal judge on Thursday approved a similar, but far less expensive, deal between Transocean and the U.S. Justice Department based on the company’s role in the Gulf oil spill…” (Read more)

Lawmakers to visit Port Fourchon
By Jeremy Alford, The Houma (La.) Courier. February 14, 2013.
“BATON ROUGE — Members of Congress from Illinois, Florida and Virginia will travel to Port Fourchon next week to participate in a roundtable discussion with local business leaders and experience firsthand how energy production and conservation coexist in coastal Louisiana…” (Read more)

BP’s U.S. Defense Contracts Doubled Since Year of Gulf Oil Spill
By Danielle Ivory, Bloomberg News. February 6, 2013.
“BP Plc’s Pentagon contracts have more than doubled since the year of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the biggest in U.S. history…” (Read more)