Gulf commitment

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BP is committed to supporting economic and environmental efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

Following the Deepwater Horizon accident on April 20, 2010, BP committed to help restore the Gulf region’s environment and economy and to keep the public informed about our progress. In the years following the accident, we worked with the people of the Gulf to minimize the effects of the spill and deliver on these commitments.  

On April 4, 2016, a federal court in New Orleans approved the historic $18.7 billion settlement resolving all litigation with the federal government and the five Gulf states over their economic and environmental claims related to the Deepwater Horizon spill.  BP has now provisioned more than $65 billion relating to the spill, including response, cleanup, economic claims, government payments, settlements and restoration.