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BP sues Halliburton over $42 billion oil spill bill

Posted By admin On January 3, 2012 @ 8:48 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
January 3, 2012

BP has called on contractor Halliburton to pay all costs and expenses it incurred to clean up the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which the oil major previously put at around $42 billion.

Halliburton cemented the failed well that caused the United State’s biggest offshore oil spill.

In a U.S. 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 Horizonincident and resulting oil spill.”

It did not specify an amount and it was not clear how the latest suit differed from a previous one brought last year. A BP spokesman declined to put a figure on the costs sought in the latest filing, but said the “documents speak for themselves.”

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[1] Reuters: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/03/bp-sues-halliburton-over-42-billion-oil-spill-bill/

[2] Halliburton Admits It Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, Pays 0.0007% of Revenue Fine: http://www.prisonplanet.com/halliburton-admits-it-destroyed-gulf-spill-evidence-pays-0-0007-of-revenue-fine.html

[3] BP says Halliburton destroyed Gulf spill evidence: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bp-says-halliburton-destroyed-gulf-spill-evidence.html

[4] “BP Says It’ll Pay For This Mess. Baloney.” BP Liability Currently Capped at Only $75 MILLION … Menendez Bill Would Raise Liability to $10 Billion: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bp-says-it%e2%80%99ll-pay-for-this-mess-baloney-bp-liability-currently-capped-at-only-75-million-menendez-bill-would-raise-liability-to-10-billion.html

[5] BP bill for oil spill tops $3bn: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bp-bill-for-oil-spill-tops-3bn.html

[6] Halliburton finds lost radioactive rod in Texas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/halliburton-finds-lost-radioactive-rod-in-texas.html

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