BP Gets $128.5 Million Bill for Cleanup Activities
The Obama administration sent BP today the sixth bill for the costs of oil removal from the Gulf oil spill. The sixth bill is for $128.5 million.
So far, BP has paid $389.9 million for cleanup from the spill. The charges came in five separate bills over the last several months. The bills cover oil removal, “including efforts to stop the leak at its source, reduce the spread of oil, protect the shoreline and mitigate damage to the public health or welfare,” according to the government’s oil spill Joint Information Center.
The Joint Information says the sixth invoice includes charges for “expenses associated with the response of over two dozen Federal entities and agencies from four States, in accordance with the Federal On-Scene Coordinator request for assistance process. Federal response activities not subject to billing at this time, including future activities, will be billed to the responsible parties through subsequent invoices.”