‘US multinational Halliburton has agreed to admit it destroyed evidence related to its part in the huge 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the US Department of Justice announced. Halliburton will pay the maximum fine available, be on probation for three years and continue to cooperate with the government’s criminal investigation, a news release by the department said on Thursday. It did not spell out the fine amount. Al Jazeera’s Raelyn Johnson reports. (25 July 2013)’.