US: BP failed to reach 'satisfactory' civil claim deal

The US Attorney General Eric Holder has said that authorities negotiated with BP to resolve the civil claims it is facing but was unable to reach a "satisfactory" number.

He added that is was possible that the US and the oil giant could still resolve the claims out of court, but that officials are preparing for trial.

US Attorney General Eric Holder
US Attorney General Eric Holder

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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.