BP gulf spill triggers new row

first_imgWednesday 8 September 2010 8:32 pm whatsapp Share Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content BP admitted it made several mistakes that led to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill yesterday, but tried to deflect some blame to rig operator Transocean and contractor Halliburton in the first detailed report into the cause of the disaster. BP claimed in the report that “a sequence of failures involving a number of different parties” led to the explosion that killed 11 workers and caused 4.9m gallons of oil to leak into the Gulf and has cost $8bn (£5.2bn) to clean up so far.The oil giant conceded that managers at the Deepwater Horizon rig failed to spot unusual pressure levels and leaks in the oil pipe 40 minutes before the blowout. The ventilation system on the BP-designed rig probably helped the fuel reach the engine room and ignite, said Mark Bly, BP head of safety and author of the report. However, he added that Transocean workers also missed the warning signs, and that Halliburton’s cement work failed to properly contain the oil. Outgoing chief executive Tony Hayward said “it would appear unlikely that the well design contributed to the incident”, but other companies involved in the Macondo well dispute this finding. Transocean slammed the 193-page dossier, calling it a “self-serving report that attempts to conceal the critical factor that set the stage for the Macondo incident: BP’s fatally flawed well design. “In both its design and construction, BP made a series of cost-saving decisions that increased risk – in some cases, severely.”Halliburton also hit back, claiming it has “noticed a number of substantial omissions and inaccuracies” in the report, and that it had carried out work to BP specifications. All three firms could face colossal legal bills from those affected by the spill if found to be responsible. Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ BP gulf spill triggers new row last_img

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