BP faces up to $45m in fines over Gulf oil spill

Guardian: BP and its partners on the doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig face fines of up to $45m after receiving formal notice of a series of safety violations leading up to the Gulf of Mexico disaster. In a first step of a long legal battle, the interior department said BP, rig operator Transocean and contractor Halliburton between them broke 15 rules governing offshore drilling ahead of the 20 April 2010 explosion. Eleven workers were killed and 4.9m barrels of oil were pumped into the Gulf of Mexico......

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