Oil giant BP has agreed a $4.5bn (£2.8 billion) settlement with authorities for claims relating to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Bob Dudley, chief executive of BP, said:
We apologise for our role in the accident and as today's resolution with the US government further reflects, we have accepted responsibility for our actions.
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