title: 'BP threat irreparable harm sue US govt' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
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British oil giant BP is suing the American government over a ban on new contracts in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. The company says it faces a “substantial threat of irreparable harm” unless the ban is lifted and also faces a spiralling compensation bill. VoR's Tom Spender reports.