The U.K. and the U.N. are paying $2.2 billion each to settle civil and criminal claims filed by BP and the oil company Exxon Mobil over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the United States Department of Justice said Wednesday.
The Justice Department also said it will not file any civil or criminal charges against Exxon Mobil, BP or any other parties for the disaster.
The settlement announced Wednesday is part of a $11 billion civil suit filed by the Justice Department against BP, Exxon Mobil and other defendants.
The oil company settled its claims in 2014 with an agreement to pay $8.8 billion, the largest payout in U.L.G.P. history.
BP was ordered to pay more than $3 billion in additional damages.
The agreement includes a provision that the companies will not be liable for any damages or costs resulting from the spill.
The Department of Defense has agreed to pay Exxon Mobil $5.4 billion in damages, while BP agreed to settle with the U