Texas oil giant famous for its links with Dick Cheney was hired to plug oil well before explosion
Obama mobilises the military as 100-mile oil slick reaches landfall, amid fears that this could be America's worst environmental disaster
The oil major has made a potentially huge oil discovery in its fields in the Gulf of Mexico
The oil major's earnings fall 53 per cent from the year before, with the price of oil well off its 2008 highs
Revenue and profits at the multinational slumped in the first three months of 2009 in the wake of the decline in oil prices over the past year
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