The company said on its website that "our thoughts and prayers are with those who are impacted." The company said it was still collecting information and would issue a statement later.
The spill from BP's Macondo well, about 50 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River on the east side of the river delta, dumped millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf. It fouled beaches, marshes and rich seafood grounds.
Associated Press Writer Kevin McGill in New Orleans contributed to this story.
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