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Gulf oil spill cost BP $61.6bn

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Gulf oil spill cost BP $61.6bn


Workers at Orange Beach, Alabama following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Copyright: Joe Raedle/ThinkstockWorkers at Orange Beach, Alabama following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Copyright: Joe Raedle/Thinkstock

BP has announced the final price tag for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident will be $61.6 billion (£45.6bn).

The incident in the Gulf of Mexico caused an oil spill and killed 11 workers.

BP expects to take an after tax non-operating charge of around $2.5 billion (£1.86bn) in the second quarter of 2016.

This charge is expected to include an oil spill charge of around $5.2 billion (£3.88bn).

BP believes any further claims will not have an impact on the Group’s financial performance.

Brian Gilvary, BP’s Chief Financial Officer said: “Over the past few months we’ve made significant progress resolving outstanding Deepwater Horizon claims and today we can estimate all the material liabilities remaining from the incident. Importantly, we have a clear plan for managing these costs and it provides our investors with certainty going forward.”

BP previously agreed to pay $20 billion (£15bn) to cover environmental damage and claims made by states and local government as well as $175m (£131.25m) to investors.


Article source: http://www.energylivenews.com/2016/07/15/gulf-oil-spill-cost-bp-61-6bn/

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