shares were higher in London, a day after the oil giant said it
and pledged to set aside $20 billion to cover claims related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP shares rose 6.5% to 359 pence ($5.27) as trading began Thursday on the London Stock Exchange.
BP's American depositary shares finished 1.4% higher Wednesday to close at $31.85.
-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York.
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