BP is spending $100m (£66m) a day on efforts to contain and clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it has been revealed.

The total bill so far stands at $2.65bn and BP said it spent $300m on containing the oil spill over the past three days, according to The Guardian.

The supermajor’s total bill is up from Friday’s figure of $2.35bn. The figure includes the cost of trying to cap the well, clean up the environmental damage caused by the leak and pay compensation to those affected by the spill.

BP has so far paid out more than $128m to fishermen and others working in the Gulf of Mexico.