Anadarko Must Pay $159M For 2010 Deepwater Spill

Law360, Los Angeles (November 30, 2015, 7:28 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge ordered Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to pay $159.5 million for Clean Water Act violations stemming from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, saying the penalty was relatively small because the company was a minority owner of the well and didn't cause the spill.

Smoke rises from fires on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. (Credit: AP) U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said in his order that the award was an attempt to balance Anadarko's lack of culpability with the seriousness of the historic spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

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Louisiana Eastern

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Environmental Matters


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Date Filed

August 10, 2010