The State of Louisiana is asking a New Orleans federal judge presiding over the Deepwater Horizon Multi-District Litigation to rule that Transocean Ltd. is a responsible party under the Oil Pollution Act for the Gulf Oil spill. Transocean has only admitted to being liable for oil that leaked from the Deepwater Horizon Rig when it exploded and not for the 210 million gallons of oil that gushed from the BP well. In the suit the state is seeking a declaratory judgment that Transocean be deemed liable; Louisiana is not seeking to recover any costs or damages. The Deepwater Horizon Rig was carrying about 700,000 gallons of fuel when it exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico. This finding will have meaning in determining the contractual liability of the parties and the state.