Media: BP gets new billion-dollar charge for Deep Water Horizon spill

Yet another billion-dollar bill for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has landed at BP's door. The combined bill thus climbs to USD 62.5 billion, according to The Guardian.


Oil giant BP must pay out a further 2.5 billion in charges for the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, pushing the combined bill to USD 62.5 billion, reports The Guardian.

The Deepwater Horizon case, which saw 5 million barrels of oil spill into the Mexican Gulf and cost 11 lives, has seen the company hit with an additional "non-operating charge" in the coming report for the second quarter, which will be published July 26.

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