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

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


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 said that BP deserves the...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to