BP ACCUSES HALLIBURTON OF COVER UP OVER OIL SPILL

BP has accused Halliburton of destroying evidence of its inadequate cement work on the Gulf of Mexico oil well that blew out last year, and called for the firm to be punished. The accusation, in a BP court filing, comes ahead of a trial, expected in February, to assign blame and damages for the April 2010 Macondo spill.