The DOJ yesterday sharpened its rhetoric against BP (BP) and Transocean (RIG) over the Deepwater...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

The DOJ yesterday sharpened its rhetoric against BP (BP) and Transocean (RIG) over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, accusing the companies of "gross negligence" in deciphering a key pressure test. Such a finding in an upcoming trial, which is set for January, could almost quadruple the civil damages BP has to pay to $21B. Shares -3.7% in London.