BP Settles 4 Alaska Oil Spills

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 12:07 PM gHale

BP Exploration Alaska settled a complaint with the Alaska state and federal governments over four oil-related spills on Alaska’s North Slope from 2007 to 2011.

The complaint and proposed settlement, filed in federal court Friday, calls for a $450,000 penalty, $180,100 of which would go to the state with the rest to the federal government.

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BP Alaska spokeswoman Dawn Patience said BP’s share would be about $118,000, reflecting the company’s ownership share at Prudhoe Bay. The other owners at Prudhoe are Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips and Chevron.

She said BP is glad to have resolved the matter and is focusing on operating the field in a “safe, reliable and compliant manner.”



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