BP refuses to pay for Gulf of Mexico oil spill research

BP has said it will refuse to pay for a research study sponsored by the US government regarding the disastrous oil spill that took place in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded.

The United States government, through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, asked BP for $148 million to conduct research on the effects of this disaster, including the ongoing effects to marine life in the area.

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and the ensuing oil spill resulted in the deaths of 11 workers and the spilling of around 206 million barrels of crude oil into the gulf over the course of 87 days, causing beaches and estuaries in four states to be contaminated.

According to BP, it already has given more than $1 billion for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment.

If you filed a claim with BP for damages suffered because of the Gulf oil spill, but BP has appealed this claim, you could risk receiving no compensation at all for your losses, so you need to act fast. Fight back by contacting the experienced legal team at Williams Kherkher today by calling (800) 821-1544.