NEW YORK (Reuters) – British oil company BP has asked the U.S. company Halliburton to pay all fees and expenses incurred in cleaning up the oil slick that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, according to a document of Justice lawyer BP, Don Haycraft.
The explosion of the drilling platform Deepwater Horizon, had killed 11 people and spilled over four million barrels of oil, becoming the worst oil spill in the history of the United States.
Transocean, the owner and operator of the Deepwater Horizon, and Halliburton, which provided the cement for casing drilling, were both sued by BP to share the costs of the spill.
BP has already spent $ 14 billion in the Gulf region to fund the Coastal Cleanup damaged by the spill and provides $ 20 billion for compensation and restoration of the coast, according to its website.
The company is seeking “the amount of costs and expenses charged to BP to clean the spill, lost profits and / or loss of value of Macondo well, and all costs and damages charged in connection with the accident Deepwater Horizon and the oil spill that followed, “the document.
A BP spokesman declined to quantify the cost of the damage. No charge of Halliburton could not be reached immediately.