US firm admits oil spill charge

the US firm Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the company was BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig.

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Company fined over Deepwater Horizon

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to the Department of Justice.

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Credit: Reuters

Federal officials said in a news release that a criminal information charging Halliburton with one count of destruction of evidence was filed in federal court in Louisiana.

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