US Supreme Court rejects appeals from BP, Anadarko on Macondo fines

The US Supreme Court has rejected appeals from BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and let stand the ruling by a US District judge in New Orleans that BP and Anadarko were automatically liable as co-owners of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– The US Supreme Court has rejected appeals from BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and let stand the ruling by a US District judge in New Orleans that BP and Anadarko were automatically liable as co-owners of the DeepwaterHorizon oil rig.

Bloomberg also reports that District Judge Carl Barbier is expected to rule soon on a US request for as much as $13.7 billion in civil fines from BP and more than $1 billion from Anadarko.

Barbier ruled in September thatBP was grossly negligent, subjecting the London-based oil company to larger penalties. That ruling was not brought before the Supreme Court.

06/30/2015

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