BP Alaska to pay out $25m for oil spill

BP Alaska is to pay out $25m in civil penalties after spilling more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil on the Alaska North Slope

BP’s subsidiary, BP Alaska, is to pay out $25m in civil penalties after spilling more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil on the Alaska North Slope, part of the Brooks mountain range, in March 2006.

The civil penalty exceeds the statutory maximum and is the largest yet levied for an oil spill on a per barrel basis. It follows the $20m criminal penalty paid out in 2007 (ENDS Report 394, p 55).

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