Payout from BP oil spill settlement tops $5 billion

April 15, 2015 10:13 PM

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Payout from BP oil spill settlement tops $5 billion

(Reuters) - The administrator overseeing a BP Plc fund to compensate people and businesses claiming they were harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said on Wednesday more than $5 billion has been paid out.

A total of $5.037 billion has been paid to 62,162 claimants, the administrator, Patrick Juneau, said in a statement on his website for spill claims.

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