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$BP is in Advanced Talks With U.S. Government to Settle All Criminal Claims Over the Gulf Oil Spill

BP Plc (BP/), the owner of the Macondo well that in 2010 caused the worst U.S. oil spill, said it’s in talks with the government on resolutions to all criminal claims against the company.

BP is in “advanced discussions” with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.K. oil producer said in a statement today. The proposed resolutions won’t cover civil claims under the Clean Water Act, natural resource damages or private claims not included in a previous settlement with victims, it said.”

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