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"We're not going to shut down or offshore (drilling) under these circumstances," said Kathy Dunderdale, the province's natural resources minister. "We have a degree of security -- as much as one can rely on -- that the proper measures and countermeasures are in place."
"There are never any guarantees in this business. But we are pretty confident that Chevron has met the regulatory requirements of the board. And they've got a state-of-the-art drill ship there."
OTTAWA — One of the ships hired by Chevron to drill a relief well at a deepsea project off the coast of Newfoundland is being used by BP to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, raising questions about how quickly it could be deployed to Canada's coast if a spill occurs.
Originally posted by TheBitterEnd
I hope you're right Mike. This isn't the only industry that likes to speed things along. I certainly hope that future events like this NEVER happen and that the gulf was a fluke.
Time will tell.
Now if something were to happen, its going to be messy.