The West African country has been blighted by thousands of spills in recent years.
Villagers in the Niger Delta wanted to sue the petroleum company in London, not Nigeria.
The rig explosion in 2010 killed 11 workers and spewed millions of barrels of oil onto the shorelines of several states.
Seventeen wells have been left with temporary seals since the 1960s.
Authorities estimate 105,000 gallons of oil have spilled.
The oil spill is the largest to hit the local coastline in nearly two decades.
The local District Attorney is reviewing "potentially relevant criminal and civil statutes" related to the spill.
The risk of another oil spill in Alaska is too high for BP to resume exploration.
The leader of the First Nation says he will close the reservation's borders to prevent installation of the pipeline
BP has had a terrible week in court
New research shows that the BP spill damaged the DNA of killifish living in the Gulf of Mexico.
“They have hijacked our damn democracy. They lobby, they write the laws.”
The oil and gas company will have to pay billions in civil penalties
The discovery of damaged coral far from the spill’s epicenter signals widespread damage.
One of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history, Exxon Valdez released over 10.8 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound
The spill occurred in a popular spot for shorebirds, just before the migratory season is set to begin
A federal judge says mafia-like racketeering was used against the oil giant