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BP lied about size of US Gulf oil spill

Wednesday 2nd October 2013 at 06:50


‘The oil giant BP is accused of lying about how much crude oil was leaking into the Gulf of Mexico after its well blew out there in 2010.

The accusations were directed at BP at the opening of the second phase of the company’s trial by plaintiffs’ attorney who also argued that the oil company was unprepared for blowout.

Brian Barr said BP worsened the problem by lying about how much oil was flowing from the well. BP says 2.4 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico from its blown-out well but the US Department of Justice estimate stands at over 4 million barrels.’

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