US seeks up to US$18b in water-pollution fines from BP
BP's partner Anadarko Petroleum also faces US$1b penalty
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 - 5:50 AM
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.