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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns on April 21, 2010 after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP file photo/Gerald Herbert)

BP says paying a fraction of oil spill bill could put its U.S. unit in trouble

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Fines for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster could reach as high as $13.7 billion against BP.
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Judge rejects BP appeal on cap for Gulf oil spill liabilities

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Barbier said he hasn’t yet determined the actual amount of the civil penalty stemming from the Gulf of Mexico spill, which could run as high as $13.7 billion.
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Spill trial: BP makes its case for lower pollution fines

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BP’s fourth and final witness, Robert Cox, a practicing physician and toxicologist at the University of Mississippi Medical School, said he found the oil spill and the efforts to clean it up left no significant adverse human health impacts or threats to public health, based on his analysis of exhaustive state and federal data.
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BP trial: Oil spill caused massive ecological damage, marine scientist says

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U.S. prosecutors are arguing that BP should have to pay all of the $13.7 billion in Clean Water Act fines for the disaster, which killed 11 workers and spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf.
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Feds blast BP’s request to cut billions in spill fines

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The outcome of this latest legal tussle between the British oil giant and federal prosecutors could mean a difference of $11 billion on BP’s final bill for spilling millions of barrels of oil into the ocean four years ago.
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BP asks judge to cap spill penalties at $12 billion

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BP wants a federal judge to cap its potential oil-spill pollution fines at a maximum of $12.3 billion, a move that would cut away nearly a third of the penalties U.S. prosecutors are seeking for the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
(Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)

Hearing held in flood board’s oil industry lawsuit

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U.S. District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown heard more than two hours of arguments on multiple issues, including the energy companies’ contention that the lawsuit seeks relief from the court that should be left to regulatory agencies.
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Court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill

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BP is facing $18 billion in penalties stemming from the 2010 oil spill.
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Superior Crude to pay $1.6M oil spill penalty

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The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice say the consent decree was filed Wednesday.
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Supreme Court denies Louisiana lawsuits against BP

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The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.