PITTSBURGH LaRose Scrap
& Salvage Inc. is suing BP Exploration & Production
Inc. for failing to compensate the company for a financial
setback it suffered as a result of the 2010 drill rig explosion
and oil spill that polluted the Gulf Coast.
The recycler claims it suffered
a $3.7-million loss of income at its Broussard, La., scrap and
The operation, which focuses on
acquiring metals from oil and gas exploration companies, saw
its revenue dwindle and it was forced to decrease payroll hours
to manage costs following the 2010 accident, according to the
lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Louisiana.
BP couldnt be reached for comment.