Meeting Between State, BP Set for September 13

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - BP officials and representatives of Alabama's governor and attorney general will meet later than originally announced to discuss the state's $148 million claim against BP.

Incoming BP CEO Bob Dudley said Sunday in Hoover that such a meeting was planned for Monday. BP spokesman Justin Saia said Monday officials had tried to arrange the meeting for that day, but scheduling conflicts prevented it.

Attorney General Troy King's spokesman, Chris Bence, said the meeting would be later. BP spokesman Ray Melick said officials hoped to schedule the meeting for later in September but date has not been set.

Gov. Bob Riley is seeking $148 million from BP for tax revenue lost after the Gulf oil spill. The attorney general has taken a different course and is suing the oil company on behalf of the state.

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