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BP admits failing to use industry risk test at any of its deepwater wells in the US

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posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 07:41 PM

BP was facing fresh criticism over its approach to safety on Saturday night after critics said it did not use an industry standard process to asses risk ahead of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The more we get into this, the more information starts getting out about BP and their lack of safety procedures. It's interesting to note that by BP's own admission

However, BP admitted to The Sunday Telegraph that it does not use safety cases on any of its US wells, including the high-pressure deep water Macondo well from which up to 60,000 barrels of oil per day are still leaking in the Gulf of Mexico.

And now the US wants to make this a mandatory item in the future, although IMO it should have already been in place, but that's my opinion.

The US Government wants to make the safety case process a legal requirement for floating offshore drilling – one of five recommendations to change processes in the Gulf.
It does seem that since a safety case was developed after a rig exploded, it would be the policy to use them at all times in order to prevent another incident, but I guess BP saw it differently. Although from the looks of it, they will wind up paying out a lot more for the claims than they ever would have if they had just followed safety procedures.

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[edit on 3-7-2010 by Wayne60]

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 08:18 PM
Cutting costs and profits always come before people or safety when it comes to the richest most profitable corporations in the universe. Of course BP's competetors have had very few violations in comparison. So I guess I should say BP doesn't give a flying fart in space about any of its workers or personel. I am however suprised that they admitted wrong doing.

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 08:26 PM
Thanks for getting this out there. BP recently blamed the US for faulty data before the well was drilled.

I was shocked to see it, in the New York Times, and put up a thread about it.

Now this. Mh hm. Again, thanks BP.

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 08:32 PM
Yeah I was shocked as well that they actually admitted to this.

I know we all have to save money, but there is a time and a place to save, and safety is never a place to cut corners.

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 09:37 PM
Well it should come as no surprise that drilling regulations are pretty lax in the US. We are after all the worst polluting nation on the planet. Worse than China if you can believe that. The rest of the world should do something to stop us before we destroy them all.

[edit on 3-7-2010 by Divinorumus]

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