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BP chases Halliburton for billions over oil spill


BP chases Halliburton for billions over oil spill


BP says it wants contractor Halliburton to pay all the clean up costs and expenses from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill — that is around 32 billion euros.

Halliburton installed the cement cap on the Deepwater Horizon well that failed leading to the United State’s biggest offshore oil spill.

BP is locked in legal battles with Halliburton and Transocean, the owner and operator of the rig.

In a US court filing, BP said it was suing to recover costs and expenses from cleaning up the oil spill, lost profits, and “all other costs and damages incurred by BP related to the Deepwater Horizon incident and resulting oil spill”.

It was not clear how the latest suit differed from a previous one brought last year.

In April 2011, BP asked a court to award it damages “equal to, or in the alternative proportional to Halliburton’s fault,” to cover clean up costs and government fines BP might faces.

The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in April 2010, which killed 11 workers and spewed more than four million barrels of oil into the Gulf, has sparked a slew of lawsuits and government prosecutions against the companies involved.

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