BP Faces New Citations Stemming From Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Government,Gulf Coast,Halliburton,Maritime Law,Maritime Lawsuits,Transocean,World Maritime News on December 1, 2011

WASHINGTON – According to the Obama Administration, BP and two other companies may face more citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s Gulf oil spill.

Last October Federal regulators cited BP for seven violations, and contractors Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton for four violations apiece, stemming from the Gulf spill.

The Huffington Post reports:

Michael Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says the upcoming notices stem from reviews that go beyond a federal government probe of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon blast, which killed 11 workers and resulted in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.

Bromwich said Monday that new notices of violation could be sent within two weeks. Bromwich steps down Thursday after 17 months as head of the offshore drilling agency.

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