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BP Is Ready to Start Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico Again
BP has asked U.S. regulators to allow them to resume drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The request comes less than one year after a huge oil spill on one of the company's rigs caused incalculable environmental damage and claimed the lives of 11 workers.
The request only involves ten existing wells with no new drilling occuring. Drilling has of course been stalled since the company's Macondo well spilled 4.9 million barrels of oil into the gulf last summer. A spokesman for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, says no deal with BP has been reached, though the company seems hopeful. “We’re making progress but it’s not a yes yet,” an unnamed BP official told The New York Times.
Full Article - Yahoo Business
Report: BP to restart deepwater drilling in Gulf
In a deal with U.S. regulators, BP this summer plans to restart deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on 10 wells in exchange for tougher safety rules, British media reported Sunday.
Full Story - MSNBC
BP to Commence Offshore Drilling Libya by end of June 2011
BP Plc , recovering from last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, plans to begin offshore exploration drilling in Libya by the end of June, later than previously expected.
Spokesman Robert Wine said on Thursday that BP expected to drill offshore in Libya in the first half of this year and that work on an onshore well would begin sooner.
The company had previously planned to begin offshore drilling in 2010.
“We postponed it to do extra checks following the oil spill and also the rig we had lined up we decided wasn’t suitable, so we’ve got another rig,” he said.
“Onshore, we’ve got a rig in place and they are getting ready, so that should get under way shortly.”
Originally posted by meathed
reply to post by Havick007
This will be great what will happen when BP has another disaster or 10?
Do our leaders have a brain? Hang on i will answer that myself, NO our leaders dont have a brain.
Originally posted by Havick007
reply to post by notsofunnyguy
Everything relevant to this site and what is happening in this world is ''a dot'' we just need to connect them in the right way.