Robertsdale, AL – The Robertsdale city will get approximately twice the amount it had expected from BP as part of a settlement over April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to officials.
The Council members Friday voted to receive a final settlement from the British oil giant for loss in municipal revenue during the oil spill. The city will get a sum of more than $40,000 for losses in business license fees, sales tax and other revenue losses caused by the Deepwater Horizon spill.
The city has received $20,000 already. The new deal will give at around another $22000, according to city lawyer Ken Raines.
“This is going to be the ultimate settlement,” Raines said. He said the oil company will also pay fees of his attorneys under the settlement, so that he won’t have to bill the city for his service.
Charles Murphy, the city Mayor, said he was happy about the deal as the city authorities had never expected further money after the initial $20,000.