BP claims that oil spill was smaller than U.S. officials proposed

Posted on April 11th, 2012 No Comments

BP Plc has recently accused federal officials of withholding evidence that would prove that the oil spill leaked fewer barrels of oil into the ocean than U.S. officials have stated.

BP has stated that the government did not show evidence that would prove that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico was less than the 4.9 billion barrels, which was the number estimated by the government.

The exact amount of the oil spilled is important because the fines that the company must pay under the Clean Water Act depend on the size of the spill. With this current estimation, BP could pay up to $17.6 million. BP claimed that there are over 10,000 documents in the government’s possession that they need to turn over because the “appear to relate to flow rate issues.

If you or a loved one has been denied an oil spill claim after your way of life was obstructed by the spill, contact the Gulf oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544.

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