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Gulfport seeks $11.8 million from BP

The city of Gulfport is seeking almost $12 million in compensation from BP for losses claimed from the 2010 Gulf oil catastrophe.

BP has offered the city $76,000 for lost tax revenue.

City consultants from Dutko Worldwide calculated city losses at $5.7 million for sales and property taxes, and community losses related to quality of life at $6.1 million. The consultants outlined the claim in a public forum tonight at city hall. Read more in Wednesday's Sun Herald.