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2011-01-26 09:46:00

Oilfield expert warns errors in report undermine safety recommendations SINGAPORE, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In anticipation of today's Senate and House hearings over the final report by President Obama's National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, oilfield operations expert Phil Rae warns that fundamental mistakes made in the panel's findings threaten to undermine efforts to ensure such a tragedy never occurs again: After $6 million...

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2011-01-12 06:05:00

A US commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Tuesday that an overhaul of industry practices and tougher safety measures are needed to avoid a repeat of the worst oil disaster in US history. "The central lesson to be drawn from the catastrophe is that no less than an overhauling of both current industry practices and government oversight is now required," the presidential panel said in a report released after a six-month probe. The April 2010 explosion of the BP-leased...

2011-01-11 11:06:00

Oilfield Operations specialist identifies factors leading to BP spill and claims Commission report is inaccurate and misleading NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's National Oil Spill Commission released a chapter of its report last week drawing concerns from multiple voices on the issue due to the controversial nature of its findings. While the chapter argues the causes of the Macondo oil spill were due to oversights, and outright mistakes from a...

2011-01-09 00:43:45

Houston maritime lawyers of Arnold & Itkin LLP say safety reforms are needed to protect offshore workers. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 Houston maritime accident lawyer Kurt Arnold says the resounding message of the presidential panel investigating the BP oil spill is that another catastrophic offshore platform accident could occur unless the oil and gas industry makes significant safety reforms. "The oil spill commission's finding that many of the cost-cutting decisions made...

2011-01-07 11:20:21

When interviewed by the BBC, the now retired BP boss Tony Hayward admitted to his company's insufficient response to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico. Could the company have been better prepared for what turned out to be one of the biggest oil disasters in history? "We were making it up day to day," Hayward said of BP's rescue plan. Together with chairman of the board, Carl-Henrik Svenberg, he was held responsible for 11 dead and 17 injured workers. According to the...

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2011-01-06 09:25:00

The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has found that all three primary parties involved in the environmental disaster were at least partially to blame, and that a catastrophe of this manner could happen again unless there are significant changes in the industry. An excerpt of the commission's final report, which is scheduled to be delivered to President Barack Obama next week, was released to the media and posted on the organization's official...

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2010-12-16 06:35:00

BP and eight other companies have had lawsuits brought against them for the first time by the United States for billions of dollars in damages from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which has been labeled the worst oil disaster in US history. The complaint was filed by the US Justice Department with a federal court in New Orleans, where thousands of individuals and small businesses have already sued the British oil company. Attorney General Eric Holder said the complaint alleges...

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2010-12-02 06:05:00

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Wednesday that the Obama administration will extend a deepwater oil-drilling ban in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic coast through at least 2017. The move, which comes in the wake of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is a reversal of two key policy changes the President announced in March. Salazar said the Deepwater Horizon oil spill demonstrated that the administration needs "to proceed with caution" on resuming offshore drilling....

2010-11-17 17:39:00

Report Justifies September Interior Dept. Drilling, Workplace Safety Rules WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An interim engineering report of preliminary findings about the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico reinforces the need for stronger deepwater drilling safety standards, according to Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) The numerous technical...

2010-11-14 00:15:15

Maritime law attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of Houston's Arnold & Itkin LLP react to comments made during a two-day hearing being held by the presidential panel that is investigating the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 12, 2010 Houston maritime attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin say a presidential panel is shining a light on the corporate carelessness that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and the worst offshore oil spill in...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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