The cost that BP has had to pay up to now for the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has struck $10bn.
The containing and cleaning process of the gigantic oil spill has hit almost $10bn, after the Government of the United States announced that spill well had at last been plugged, which is five months after the blast occurred in the oil well.
On Friday, Retired Coast Guard Admiral, Thad W. Allen, stated that the relief well which was placed more than 17,000 feet below the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, has finally reached the Macondo oil well, which is owned by British Petroleum. As a result, the oil well is now secured and, Allen added, with not a shred of doubt, the well is secured and there are no traces of oil discharge.
According to the oil giant BP, the costs of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have risen to 8 billion dollars and it rose more than 2 billion dollars in the last month alone.
The company has also said that it had paid around 399 million dollars as the compensation claims to the people and organizations affected by the huge oil spill.
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