Oil Spill

Record Breaking Criminal Penalty for BP Over Deepwater Spill

Between $3 and $5 billion to settle criminal charges

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BP is set to receive a record fine of between $3bn and $5bn (£1.9bn-£3.2bn) to settle criminal charges related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the BBC has learnt.

It will be the biggest criminal penalty in US history, BBC business editor Robert Peston says.