Disasters

"BP Used Riskier Method to Seal Oil Well Before Blast"

"Several days before the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, BP officials chose, partly for financial reasons, to use a type of casing for the well that the company knew was the riskier of two options, according to a BP document." Hearings and investigations have revealed a string of other factors contributing to the blast.

Source: NYTimes, 05/27/2010

Arctic Ocean Drilling Delayed by Interior Secretary Salazar: Source

"Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says in a report to be delivered to the White House on Thursday that he will not consider applications for permits to drill in the Arctic until 2011. Shell Oil is poised to begin exploratory drilling this summer on leases as far as 140 miles offshore."

Source: AP, 05/27/2010

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