Nearly eight years after this happened BP is still paying
The oil giant says it will take a new $1.7 billion charge over the Deepwater Horizon spill.
It's largely thanks to the fact that some of claims resolved in recent months have been about seven times higher than expected.
BP's been dealing with more than 400,000 cases linked to the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.
By the end of September last year it had paid around $63.4 billion to cover the clean-up costs and legal fees.
Charges over the spill have grown steadily since the company reached a $19 billion settlement of claims in July 2015.
It added $2.5 billion just a year later.
And the latest charge means cash payments may now reach $3 billion - a billion more than expected.
Hundreds of outstanding claims still need to the closed.
so there's still no guarantee bills won't rise further.
But BP says the new charge is manageable
It's set to see a sharp rise in revenue this year - thanks to rising oil prices .