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BP faces maximum US$13.7b fine after spill-size decision

US judge rules that firm dumped 3.2m barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 - less than estimated by US govt

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BP has set aside US$3.5 billion to cover the pollution fines. The London-based oil company has already spent more than US$28 billion in spill response, clean-up and claims.

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BP plc faces a maximum fine of US$13.7 billion after a US judge ruled that the company dumped 3.2 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 - about a quarter less than the US had calculated.

The government's 4.2 million barrel estimate of the spill size was

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