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A BP Plc logo at a gas station in London.

Photograph by Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

A BP Plc logo at a gas station in London.

BP Boosts PAC Giving as Company Fights Suspension

As BP fights a suspension from U.S. government contracting stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the London-based company is boosting its campaign contributions. The company’s political action committee made $208,000 in donations in 2013, almost three times the $70,500 it gave during 2011,...

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Oil from the BP spill floats in the Gulf of Mexico near Orange Beach, Alabama.

Photograph by Kari Goodnough/Bloomberg

Oil from the BP spill floats in the Gulf of Mexico near Orange Beach, Alabama.

BP’s Revenue Dwarfs Contracts and Criminal Settlement

Washington is buzzing about BP Plc’s recent suspension from winning new U.S. government contracts. A few figures to provide some perspective on the oil company, which agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges after the worst oil spill in U.S....

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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, Louisiana.

Photograph by U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, Louisiana.

BP’s Case for `Responsibility’ at EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has slapped BP Plc with a temporary ban on new government contracts, telling the world the company showed a “lack of business integrity” after the nation’s largest oil spill, in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, BP...

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