BP accepts record fine for Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill – an annotated graphic

BP has agreed to pay a $4bn fine after pleading guilty to 14 criminal charges over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, in which 11 people died. This fine is the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history. Cue massive price hike at the BP pumps. Criminal charges and death – is the pursuit of oil really worth it?

E&T magazine covered the Deepwater Horizon disaster in depth at the time. For example, you might enjoy our comprehensive timeline of events, along with the numerous Related articles which are linked to from that timeline page.

We also have a collected page of BP news, which updates dynamically every time we cover a new story. Bookmark it or check back regularly for the latest BP news.

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BP accidents in recent years
BP accidents in recent years
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