BP Fights to Shrink Gulf Spill Estimate to Cap Verdict

September 30, 2013
By Margaret Cronin Fisk & Allen Johnson Jr.

BP Plc (BP/), seeking to reduce potential water-pollution fines of as much as $18 billion, is trying to convince a judge that less oil spilled in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster than the U.S. claims and that it capped the deep-sea gusher as quickly as possible.

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