BP, Transocean and Halliburton all share responsibility for the deadly explosion that resulted in the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill, according to the final federal report on the matter released Wednesday.
I wonder how much money was spent trying to figure this out. That’s a bit of my sarcasm, I know an investigation on the BP oil spill had to occur, but seriously, were any of you expecting anything else?
BP Oil Spill Report Findings
These companies “violated a number of federal offshore safety regulations,” according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.
This next quote sounds like total incompetence to me.
“The precise reasons for the failure of the production casing cement job are not known,” the BP oil spill was ultimately, “the result of poor risk management, last minute changes to plans, failure to observe and respond to critical indicators, inadequate well control response, and insufficient emergency bridge response training by companies and individuals responsible for drilling”.
I think this is the question that we the people want to know, and the government wants to avoid. How is BP, Transocean and Halliburton going to compensate nature and people whose businesses were put on hold or collapsed?
We knew what this report was going to find, but it took a year to produce it. Do you think collecting from these companies is going to be main priority for the US government? Highly unlikely. Based on the recent decision by the US administration there is clear signal concerning Obama and the environment, it’s not his priority.
Oil and Natural Gas Sale in the Gulf of Mexico
The proper thing to do would be to hold an oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico according the the US government. Well done guys.