Earlier, in a statement posted on its website, BP confirmed it is in advanced talks with the US Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission over the Deepwater disaster.
It said that "proposed resolutions" were "not expected to cover federal civil claims" and others including those under the Clean Water Act and state claims for economic losses
It added: "Until final agreements are reached, there can be no certainty any such resolutions will be entered into".
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