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Attorney General hints BP’s partners may face criminal investigation

The Independent

Workers in Waveland, Mississippi, wear protective clothing as they clean up the oil that continues to wash ashore from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Getty Images

Transocean, the Swiss owner of the doomed Gulf of Mexico rig, faces the wrath of Americans as the cost of oil catastrophe reaches $3bn

By David Usborne

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Companies partnered with BP in developing the crippled Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico could possibly also be targeted in the sweeping criminal investigation under way in Washington, Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, will say this morning.

Any switch of attention to the other players in the disaster, likely to include Transocean, owner of the doomed rig, may offer partial relief for BP which so far has been alone in taking the wrath of the White House and shouldering the costs of the catastrophe, which last week topped $3bn (£2bn). read more

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Report: BP, Apache Corp. in talks on asset sale

Miami Herald

The Associated Press

Posted on Sunday, 07.11.10

LONDON — A British newspaper says that BP is talking with Apache Corp. of the United States about possibly selling $18 billion worth of assets.

BP spokesman Robert Wine said the company would not comment on “market speculation.”

The Sunday Times said Apache Corp., based in Houston, was discussing the possibility of acquiring BP assets including a stake in the Prudhoe Bay field in Alaska. The newspaper did not cite a source for its report. read more

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