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BP oil spill trial begins in US

BP oil spill trial begins in US

Updated 26 February 2013, 16:17 AEDT

The long-awaited, high stakes trial of BP over the biggest offshore oil spill in US history is underway in the United States.

The trial went ahead after attempts to reach an 11th hour settlement failed, and could result in the biggest civil fine in history of up to $US17.6 billion.

Correspondent: Jane Cowan

Speakers: Nick McGregor, oil analyst, Redmayne Bentley stockbrokers; Blaine LeCesne, law professor, Loyola University in New Orleans

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