Jan 1990: BP Fined $2.3 Million for discharging pollutants for 6 years into the Delaware River from its Pennsylvania refinery.
Jul 1991: BP Assessed Record Workplace Safety Fine for Fatal Refinery Explosion: that killed 1 worker and injured 6 others.
Apr 1994: BP Fined over Fire at Grangemouth Plant: that killed one worker and seriously burned three others.
Jul 1997: BP is found to have colluded with AIG and Cargill in order to lower the commission rate paid to brokers (fix prices).
Oct 1998: BP Given Record Fine for Manipulating Trades on the UK Oil Commodity Market
Jan 1999: BP agrees to $1.7 million fine regarding burning polluted gases at its Ohio refinery
Sep 1999: BP Exploration Alaska (a subsidiary) settles charges of dumping hazardous waste for $22 million
Jan 2000: BP acquires Arco (Atlantic Richfield Co.) and Burmah
Feb 2000: BP agreed to the maximum criminal fine of $500,000 for failing to notify authorities of a hazardous substance release in Alaska as well as failure to provide “oversight, funding and audits” to comply with environmental management on Endicott Island, Alaska. BP agreed to $22 million to resolve the criminal and civil cases.
Jan 2001: BP agrees to $10 million in fines (and an estimated $600 million in injunctive relief) related to air pollution violations at eight refineries (Carson CA, Whiting IN, Toledo OH, Texas City TX, Salt Lake City UT and Cherry Point WA).
Feb 2001: BP pays $20,000 in fines issued by the Minerals Management Service a safety violation (“Unsafe operations were conducted during the slip and cut of the drill line and an employee was seriously injured.”) that occurred on March 16, 2000
Sep 2001: OSHA fines BP $141,000 for “willful and serious” safety violations after an explosion that killed three workers at BP's Clanton Road facility in Georgia.
Jan 2002: BP pays $20,000 in fines issued by the Minerals Management Service for a safety violation (“Level safety low (LSL) for glycol/hydrocarbon separator was found bypassed.”) that occurred in June 2002.
May 2002: BP pays $23,000 in fines issued by the Minerals Management Service for a safety violation that resulted in employee injury in March 2001
May 2002: Alaska fines BP $300,000 (with $150,000 suspended for good behavior) for North Shore pipeline leaks
Jul 2003: The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission fines BP $3 million related to price manipulating of the western energy market
Nov 2003: BP pays $25,000 in fines issued by the Minerals Management Service for safety violations that resulted in a crane falling into the Gulf of Mexico in November 2002
Feb 2004: BP pays $25,000 in fines issued by the Minerals Management Service a safety violation (“The Rig's Gas Detection System was bypassed with ongoing drilling operations being conducted”) that occurred in March 2003.
Jul 2004: BP pays $190,000 in fines issued by the Minerals Management Service for safety violations that resulted in a fire August
Aug 2004: OSHA fines BP $63,000 for chemical release at Texas City refinery
Mar 2005: BP agrees to $81 million in penalties and projects related to air quality violations at Carson CA; the initial complaint was filed in March 2003 and a second in January 2005.
Mar 2005: fire and explosion at BP's Texas City refinery, the third largest in the nation and second largest in Texas, kills 15 and injures more than 170. BP was charged with criminal violations.
May 2005: EPA assesses $58,687 for clean air violations at BP's Whiting IN refinery.
Jun 2005: The Justice Department and EPA settle with BP over various violations on tribal land in Fremont County, Wyoming; BP agrees to $115,138 in penalties and $295,335 in projects.
Jul 2005: BP's $1 billion oil platform, Thunder Horse, capsizes in Gulf of Mexico due to improper installation of a check value.
Sep 2005: OSHA fines BP $21.36 million for 296 “egregious willful violations” related to the Texas City explosion. BP agrees to a series of corrective measures. In October 2009, OSHA fines BP for noncompliance with the settlement agreement.
Jan 2006: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality fines BP $130,625 for unlawful releases of harmful pollutants related to the explosion at the Texas City refinery
Apr 2006: OSHA fines BP $2.4 million for health and safety violations at its Oregon OH refinery that were similar to those at Texas City.
Jun 2006: U.S. Justice Department accuses BP of manipulating the price of propane by 50 percent in 2004; illegal profit estimated at $20 million.
Jul 2006: A BP employee at Texas City is killed.
Aug 2006: BP shuts down Alaska North Slope operations (Prudhoe Bay) due to pipe corrosion which resulted the worst spill ever on the North Slope. The cost? $20 million in fines and restitution; approximately 5,000 barrels of oil to clean up. The company had been directed to check the pipeline in 2002 but had ignored the order.
Oct 2006: BP pays $25,000 in fines issued by the Minerals Management Service for safety violations that occurred in February 2006. October 2006
May 2007: BP partially shuts down Alaska North Slope operations due leaks at a separation plant.
Jun 2007: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment fines BP $869,150 in penalties related to underground storage tanks at gas stations
Jun 2007: A BP employee at Texas City is killed.
Jul 2007: BP agrees to pay a Federal Regulatory Energy Commission assessment of $18 million for manipulating western energy markets
Oct 2007: BP has toxic release of methanol at Alaska's Prudhoe Bay.
Oct 2007: BP agrees to pay a criminal fine of $50 million related to the Texas City explosion and $12 million related to the Prudhoe Bay pipeline leak. The company agreed to spend $400 million on safety upgrades and improvements. BP also pleaded guilty to one criminal violation and one misdemeanor violation of the Clean Air Act.
Oct 2007: BP agrees to $303 million in sanctions regarding charges of manipulating the TET propane market.
Oct 2007: The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission assesses BP a $7 million civil penalty
Nov 2007: EPA cites BP for various clean air violations at the Whiting IN refinery
Jan 2008: A BP employee at Texas City is killed.
Mar 2008: BP is one of several oil companies that agreed to a combined (but not itemized) $424 million settlement regarding MTBE contamination
Jul 2008: Due to poor administration at the federal level, BP legally escaped paying $172 million in royalties on oil produced in the Gulf of Mexico
Mar 2009: BP agrees to pay $786,000 to resolve Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know violations associated with the 2005 Texas City explosion.
Jun 2009: EPA cites BP for clean air violations at the Whiting IN refinery from 2003-2008.
Oct 2009: OSHA announces a $87 million fine (709 alleged violations) related to the Texas City explosion, four times larger than any prior fine. The prior largest total penalty, $21 million, was issued in 2005 against BP. BP expressed surprise and announced it would challenge the fine.
Dec 2009: A Texas jury awards $100 million to workers injured in the 2005 Texas City explosion.
Mar 2010: OSHA cites BP with 42 willful violations and proposed penalties of $3 million.
Apr 2010: BP malfunctioning air pollution control equipment at Texas City refinery lead to release of 530,000 pounds of chemicals.
Apr 2010: BP blowout in Gulf of Mexico, Deep Horizon
Jul 2010: BP CEO Tony Hayward To Resign Effective 1 October; rewarded with “huge severance package”