BP's compensation payouts under the settlement for victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill are...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor
BP's compensation payouts under the settlement for victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill are on course to hit the company’s earnings before year-end unless it is successful in a legal challenge to be heard in court next week, FT reports. BP has been paying via the $20B trust fund for spill victims it set up in 2010, but commitments had reached $18.3B by March, leaving just $1.7B for future claims.