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Anadarko Ordered to Pay $159.5M for 2010 Gulf Spill

Dec. 1, 2015, 5:00 AM

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was ordered to pay almost $160 million for its role as part-owner of the doomed Gulf of Mexico well that in 2010 caused the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history (U.S. v. BP Exploration & Production Inc., E.D. La., 10-cv-04536, order 11/30/15).

The government case is part of In Re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, MDL-2179 ( E.D. La.).

The fine was the last big uncertainty hanging over Anadarko from the disaster. The order Nov. 30 came after the government told...

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