It became known that BP plc, infamous for last year's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, today sued the Swiss company Transocean Ltd., oil platform owner deepwater horizonwhere everything happened.
The lawsuit was also submitted by the American Halliburton, engaged in the supply of equipment for the platform, as well as Cameron International Corp., which created safety equipment against the release of oil. BP believes that it was the fault of the equipment provided by these companies that did not work properly, and the oil was released. Thus, the British company, which is now considered the main culprit of the disaster, expects not only to regain some of the money spent on the aftermath and compensation, but also to restore at least part of the lost reputation. Amount of claim to Transocean is 40 billion US dollars, while from Halliburton demand compensation for all losses associated with the elimination of the oil spill.
|Deepwater Horizon fire, April 2010 (© XYmail)|
The answer was not long in coming - Transocean filed a counterclaim in which she demanded that the British reimburse the cost of the lost platform. The company called this lawsuit an attempt to evade responsibility by shifting it onto someone else's shoulders. Cameron International also did not stand aside by filing a counterclaim. Halliburton however, under the pressure of many hard facts, admitted the presence of flaws in the equipment, but stated that before starting work, BP was obliged to check all the equipment.