BP is facing multi-district litigation in a civil trial in New Orleans to resolve damages and apportion blame for the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 2010. The final outcome is not expected until this May at the earliest

BP in Transocean-Halliburton settlement

Deals provide further clarity on Deepwater Horizon disaster costs

BP accused of playing down gulf spill

No long-term damage to fish or bird populations, oil group says

BP ends bid to oust oil spill claims boss

Company closes two-year battle to limit settlement for victims

Value of BP’s US gulf operations plunges

Group says weakness inhibits its ability to pay oil spill penalty

BP civil trial enters its final phase

Oil major to push for lower payment than $14bn maximum penalty

BP faces up to $13.7bn penalty for spill

Penalty is $4bn less than highest amount sought by US government

BP seeks lower penalty for 2010 oil spill

Group says disaster payout should reflect crude price fall

BP carnival moves on

Court ruling plus expected compensation for breaching Clean Water Act take toll on UK group

BP fails in Supreme Court gulf appeal

Spill compensation bill expected to top $9.7bn provision

BP challenges $18bn Deepwater ruling

Oil group believes it has spotted a legal mistake in decision

BP loses ‘excess’ compensation ruling

Decision over Gulf spill payments is a setback for oil group

UK wades into BP fight over US payouts

Court decisions raise ‘grave international comity concerns’

BP to fight oil spill negligence ruling

Penalty of up to $18bn could be deferred for several years

US negligence ruling catches BP off guard

Court finding leaves oil group facing tough legal fight

BP faces $18bn fine on negligence ruling

Shares tumble almost 6% on wilful misconduct charge

BP tries to remove oil spill claims chief

Group alleges emails point to conflict of interest

Supreme Court delivers blow on BP payouts

Suspended spill payments for businesses set to resume

Report points to valve fault in BP spill

US probe highlights significance of equipment company did not own

BP faces ‘staggering’ compensation costs

Group asks US Supreme Court to block oil spill payouts

BP faces losing compensation payout fight

Federal appeals court rejects call to keep injunction in place

BP in last-ditch effort to limit payouts

US Supreme Court to be asked to review spill compensation deal

BP appeal rejected in Deepwater case

Oil group faces further compensation costs after ruling

Lawyers’ row hits BP’s oil spill deal

Concerns raised over how settlement claims got to front of queue

Deepwater Horizon: Cleaning up

Arguments over effects BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico still rage

BP refuses to fund spill studies