By Ben Geman - 03/06/13 02:24 PM EST
BP is in the midst of a federal civil trial for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The company faces billions of dollars in new civil fines after agreeing to a $4 billion criminal settlement with the Justice Department last November.
BP is also seeking to end a suspension from receiving new federal contracts that the Obama administration imposed last year.
— Updated at 10:03 a.m.