LONDON (Reuters) - The fund BP
The newspaper said Ken Feinberg, the lawyer in charge of the fund, had processed more than 80 percent of the claims submitted by those who suffered economically following the Deepwater Horizon accident, and so far used just over $4 billion.
"I don't envision a flood of new claims," the paper quotes Feinberg as saying. Eight regional offices had been closed, it added.
The oil major established the fund last June for victims such as fishermen and property owners.
In an interview with Reuters in April, Feinberg said the fund was "working as intended," though some local officials and advocacy groups alleged that the money was being distributed slowly and unfairly.
(Reporting by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by Jon Loades-Carter)