Regulators issue more violations against BP for oil spill
Published: December 7,2011
Tags: disaster, disaster recovery, energy, environment, federal government, fishing, food, gas, natural gas, offshore drilling, Oil, oil and gas, oil spill, petroleum, seafood, tourism, tourists, violations, visitors
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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Venture Tech merges with ISC, acquires SAT
- PSC's Brandon Presley calls in-state nuclear waste dump a 'harebrained scheme'
- Georgia-Pacific completes acquisition of SPG Holdings
- Community Bank names new officers
- Retired judge to hear McDaniel's challenge of primary loss to Cochran
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- C Spire, UM installing Wi-Fi network at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
- Corps official: River needs larger ports, locks and dams
- Southern Bancorp to acquire Bank of Bolivar County