Home » NEWS » Energy » Regulators issue more violations against BP for oil spill

Regulators issue more violations against BP for oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — Federal regulators have issued a second set of violations against BP for activities related to the 2010 blown-out well that led to the deaths of 11 rig workers and the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued five violations today. The violations claim BP failed to conduct an accurate pressure integrity test and failed to suspend drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico “when the safe drilling margin identified in the approved application for permit to drill was not maintained.”

Regulators in October cited BP PLC for seven violations and contractors Transocean, Ltd. and Halliburton for four violations apiece. The second round of violations came after further review of evidence.

BP, which has 60 days to appeal, had no immediate comment.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*