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BP shares hit by report of adverse ruling on 2010 oil spill
September 4, 2014 / 2:44 PM / in 3 years

BP shares hit by report of adverse ruling on 2010 oil spill

LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in BP fell sharply on Thursday after a judge in the United States said the oil major had been negligent in events leading up to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

A BP logo is seen on a petrol station in London November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

BP shares were down by 4.4 percent at 462.45 pence by 1435 GMT (1535 BST). BP declined to comment on the report.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Karolin Schaps; editing by Kate Holton

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