BP responds to U.S. request to clarify liability

HOUSTON, May 16 (BestGrowthStock) – BP Plc (BP.L: ) on Sunday said
its public statements to date are “absolutely consistent” with
the Obama administration’s request for the London-based oil
giant to clarify its legal liability for paying to clean up a
massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Top Obama administration officials on Saturday demanded
“immediate public clarification” from BP Chief Executive Tony
Hayward over BP’s intentions about paying cleanup costs.

“What they are requesting in the letter is absolutely
consistent with all our public statements on the matter,” BP
spokesman David Nicholas said.

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(Reporting by Chris Baltimore; Editing by Eric Walsh)

BP responds to U.S. request to clarify liability