BP puts oil leak bill at 3.5 billion dollars

12th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

The continuing oil leak caused by the April explosion of a Gulf of Mexico oil rig has cost BP 3.5 billion dollars (2.78 billion euro), the British petrol giant said Monday.

"The cost of the response to date amounts to approximately 3.5 billion dollars, including the cost of the spill response, containment, relief well drilling, grants to the Gulf states, claims paid, and federal costs," it said in a statement.

© 2010 AFP

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