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BP pays millions over recalled gas


LONDON (WKOW) -- BP has paid more than $12 million in claims to drivers who bought bad gasoline, distributed in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

The London-based oil company recalled almost five million gallons of gas in August, saying it was incorrectly formulated.

Earlier in the week, BP paid a historic settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve some of its liability from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that was the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

The settlement was $4.5 billion, including a record $1.26 billion criminal fine, to end all criminal charges and settle U.S. securities claims stemming from the oil rig explosion and resulting oil spill that killed 11 men and spewed an estimated 4.9 million barrels of crude into the Gulf.

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