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US offers BP last-minute Gulf deal

Daily Express -- THE US Justice Department and Gulf Coast states are considering offering BP an eleventh-hour deal to settle civil claims concerning the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

A key trial relating to Deepwater Horizon is set to begin Monday before a federal judge in New Orleans. The civil claims are being brought by the federal and state governments.

The mooted deal, which has not been confirmed, is said to require the oil giant pay $16 billion to settle civil claims. Any settlement offer would cover potential fines owed by BP under the US Clean Water Act.

The company has always denied gross negligence. It has already agreed to pay more than $30 billion in fines, settlements and clean-up costs for the well blowout and resulting Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 5:53:45 AM

too bad, didn't take it, now it's at least 3 months of taxpayer money waste.
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RBob
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 6:14:21 PM

The deal should be the came as for anyone else found guilty of negligence, which is about 200% of face value.

[Edited by: RBob at 2/24/2013 6:15:24 PM EST]
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ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 4:50:38 PM

settlement has been done, just pay the people and business. stop trying to get more.
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briinnc
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 1:55:44 PM

The government knows it's on shaky ground this time. They're just trying to suck more on top of the 30 billion.
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TravellingRN
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 12:08:53 PM

Everything recovered. It is inevitable to explore for fossil fuel oil and not have a problem. Good grief, when exploratory drilling occurs in the gulf there is a risk of an oil spill. Bad on BP, Halliburton, Deepwater. We all recovered and so will the ocean. Oil is an organic compound and the oceans break down oil from ground seepage as a normal part of functioning. Lesson learned, settlements assessed; now lets allow those with experience learn from past mistakes and get some oil to be refined as we move towards energy independence.
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:30:23 AM

However, this turns out, I feel its due time for some closure for the families who lost loved ones
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:45:06 AM

Does it ban them from drilling on or near US property?
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pulpwood
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:13:15 AM

BP people are down here cleaning the beaches every day
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:00:06 AM

Translation - their lawyers are better than our civil servant lawyers
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:39:07 AM

Time for BP to pay up.
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:24:17 AM

Make BP pay
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:17:29 AM

Whatever
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:02:44 AM

"doeslayersr" And not just the poeple who buy BP fuel
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swepson
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:40:00 AM

Take it.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:21:53 AM

Just the beginning
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:20:14 AM

Take them to court
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:18:40 AM

BP will take the offered deal; I'm sure they want all the legal claim against them to finally end.
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bell05
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:12:44 AM

I don't mean to sound cold. But these folks knew they signed up for a hazard job. Thats why they got paid the rate they rcv.
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bell013
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:02:22 AM

I don't mean to sound cold. But these folks knew they signed up for a hazard job. Thats why they got paid the rate they rcv.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:01:46 AM

Any "fines" or settlements paid will be passed on to you.... if you do not understand that, you are a special kind of stupid.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:43:58 AM

The 11 Rig Workers Who Died During The BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion:

— Jason Anderson, 35, of Midfield, Texas. A father of two. His wife, Shelley, said Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday. Anderson began preparing a will in February 2010 and kept it in a spiral notebook. It sank with the rig.

—Aaron Dale "Bubba" Burkeen, 37, of Philadelphia, Miss. His death at the Deepwater Horizon came on his wedding anniversary and four days before his birthday. He was married with two children.

—Donald Clark, 49, of Newellton, La. He was one of six workers scheduled to leave the rig on April 21, the day after the blast.

—Stephen Ray Curtis, 40, of Georgetown, La., Curtis was married and had two teenagers.

—Gordon Jones, 28, of Baton Rouge, La. Jones arrived on the rig the day before the explosion. He died three days before his sixth wedding anniversary and 10 minutes after talking to his pregnant wife, Michelle Jones. Their son, Max, was born three weeks later.

—Roy Wyatt Kemp, 27, Jonesville, La. Kemp was married. His daughter's birthday was 3 days before the explosion. Kemp was one of six workers scheduled to leave the rig on April 21.

—Karl Kleppinger Jr., 38, of Natchez, Miss. Kleppinger was a veteran of the first Gulf War and the father of one child.

—Keith Blair Manuel, 56, of Gonzales, La. Manuel had three daughters. He was a fan of LSU athletics and had football and basketball season tickets.

—Dewey A. Revette, 48, of State Line, Miss. Revette had been married to his wife, Sherri, for 26 years when the rig exploded. He was one of six workers scheduled to leave the rig on April 21.

—Shane M. Roshto, 22, of Liberty, Miss. His wife, Natalie, filed a lawsuit April 21, 2010, saying she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after her husband was killed in the explosion. He was one of six workers who were set to leave the rig on April 21.

— Adam Weise, 24, Yorktown, Texas. Weise drove 10 hours to Louisiana every three weeks to work on the rig. A high school football star, he spent off- time hunting and fishing. He was one of six workers scheduled to leave the rig on April 21.

No bodies were recovered.
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mandoid
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:36:16 AM

not a bad idea rtw777.
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swede
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:32:43 AM

I suspect that BP will take it if it will end the lawsuits over their disaster in the Gulf.
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dylan126
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:31:18 AM

Right
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:30:55 AM

Really??
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checkum
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:26:54 AM

payoffs and coverups
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76chevy
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:26:36 AM

How about if they really hurt them and ban their CEOs from receiving boneUSes for life?
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:24:39 AM

BP should stand their ground as they have made many payments already.
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dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:22:09 AM

the will probably end up paying less than their offer.....
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:21:36 AM

If this Justice Dept. wants to make a deal, then I think they do Not have the Evidence to win a Trial, and if their is one thing This Administration will not accept is a story that leaves EGG on their Face.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:19:29 AM

I do not trust petroleum companies or banks.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:19:00 AM

Remember what Gummint extracts from BP will most likely not go to settle claims but line Obama's pockets.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:17:41 AM

never trust the government
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:17:19 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:16:18 AM

never enough to compensate for that damage
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:16:04 AM

what's the catch?
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:15:08 AM

Good point, FocusST2!
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ponyNJ
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:14:04 AM

As always, let us squeeze the guy with deep pockets.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:13:47 AM

Is it too much to ask why oil is dropping and gas is falling too?
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:13:35 AM

Lawyers are the winners.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:12:39 AM

This is why gasoline is so high. This is just another Obummer Tax!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:11:41 AM

Settle already!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:09:47 AM

All about the Bottom Line........
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cssco
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:58 AM

Clearly, the company (BP) has alway denied gross negligence. Do you think?
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:57 AM

Nothing is ever said about cleaning up the oil they sunk with dispersants. It's out of sight and out of mind now but sure to surface when all is said and done.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:32 AM

Get the money from BP and move on.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:23 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:07:05 AM

All about money!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:05:21 AM

This is why gasoline is so high people. This is just another @bama government TAX!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 7:02:36 AM

Too big to fail?
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