BP agrees to pay $4.5 billion to US over Deepwater disaster

BP has agreed to pay 4.5 billion US dollars (£2.8 billion) to US authorities over six years to settle criminal and securities claims relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the oil giant confirmed today.

Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico, May 6, 2010.
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon,


BP to pay £2.8bn over oil spill

BP is to pay £2.8bn to US authorities to settle claims relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 - the largest fine in US history. Two supervisors will face manslaughter charges over the deaths of 11 people.