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Gulf of Mexico restoration

BP is supporting economic and environmental restoration efforts in the Gulf Coast as part of our ongoing commitment to the region following the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010

Gulf Coast recovery

We are continuing to see progress in the economic and environmental recovery of areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon accident. Find out more about how we responded to the accident and our progress to date

BP's payments related to Gulf Coast recovery

Activity (as at 31 December 2014) Funding
Response and clean-up $14 billion+
Claims, advances and settlements $13.1 billion
Funding for the natural resource damage assessment process $1 billion+
Early restoration projects (approximate cost of approved projects) $698 million
State-led tourism campaigns $179 million
State-led seafood marketing programmes $48.5 million
State-led seafood testing $25.3 million

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Pelican flying at sunset, Grand Isle, Louisiana

Environmental assessment

An overview of the studies conducted through the natural resource damage assessment process and initial outcomes

The Hangout


BP has supported regional and national tourism campaigns for the Gulf states

Gulf Breeze Claims office - Gulf Breeze, FL


BP has paid over $13 billion in claims, advances and settlements as part of its commitment to Gulf Coast communities

Staff reading through documents

Investigations and legal proceedings

Information on investigations and legal proceedings following the Deepwater Horizon accident

Boom used during the GOM accident response

About the accident

Read a summary of the Deepwater Horizon accident and how we responded


People reading the news on digital tablets and mobiles

Updates from the Gulf

Graphic of a ship using seismic technology

BP operations in the Gulf

Destin, Florida

State of the Gulf

BP's commitment to sustainability worldwide

Sustainability Report 2014 cover

BP Sustainability Report

Female worker at Debet Uniform company, Azerbaijan, a business that supplies BP with protective clothing

Value to society

Pipelines at the Sunrise Energy Project, an oil sands operation in Alberta, Canada

The energy challenge

BP in America

Platform operator

Investing in America