NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BP ( BP) said the costs of responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have risen to $3.12 billion. BP, in a statement on its Web site, said to date 95,000 claims have been submitted and more than 47,000 payments have been made totaling almost $147 million. The costs of responding to the spill don't include a $20 billion fund the company put together last month to satisfy certain obligations arising from the spill. Latest reports say oil from the spill, which started in April from a blown-out well, has now washed up on every Gulf state after a bucket's worth of tar balls hit a Texas beach. -- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York. Get more stock ideas and investing advice on our sister site, Stockpickr.com.