US Seeks Revision Of Rule On Offshore Oil Wells Made After BP Disaster

"WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Friday proposed relaxing a rule on offshore oil wells that was finalized after the 2010 BP Plc disaster and crude spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as part of its effort to slash regulations it considers burdensome on industry.

The exact revisions to the 2016 well control rule proposed by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), an office of the Department of Interior, will be known next week when they are published in the Federal Register.

But the proposed changes will include removing “prescriptive requirements” for real-time monitoring of offshore drilling facilities and allow the oil producers to use company-specific approaches, a BSEE fact sheet said."

Timothy Gardner reports for Reuters April 27, 2018.


"Trump Officials Seek To Ease Landmark Offshore Drilling Safety Rules" (The Hill)

Source: Reuters, 04/30/2018