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US seeks up to US$18b in water-pollution fines from BP

BP's partner Anadarko Petroleum also faces US$1b penalty

The federal government said that BP deserves the maximum fine for unleashing the worst offshore spill in US history.


THE US wants US$16 billion to US$18 billion in water-pollution fines from BP Plc's exploration unit, and more than US$1 billion from partner Anadarko Petroleum Corp, as co-owners of the blown-out well that caused the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The federal government