TV News LIES

Wednesday, Apr 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Energy BP played big role in Alaska blowout preventer probe

BP played big role in Alaska blowout preventer probe

E-mail Print PDF

BP played big role in Alaska blowout preventer probeWhen two Alaska state agencies received complaints in 2005 that a BP drilling contractor routinely cheated on tests of blowout preventers and that BP knew it, the agencies let the very companies accused of wrongdoing join the investigation.

Records show that attorneys and officials of BP and its contractor, Nabors Alaska, sat in with, or even in place of, state investigators when witnesses were interviewed. In at least three instances, after witnesses confirmed allegations, company lawyers took them aside for private conversations.

One Nabors employee recanted his statement immediately after emerging from his private meeting with a Nabors attorney, state records show.

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ultimately ruled there was no widespread pattern of wrongdoing and declined to levy penalties.

But a review of the investigation now, in light of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, raises new questions about BP's role in a probe that focused on blowout preventers, the 500,000-pound piece of equipment whose failure was critical to the catastrophe now unfolding in the Gulf.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Exxon Won't Get Drilling Waiver for Russia, Mnuchin Says

Exxon refused waiver for sanctionsExxon Mobil Corp. won’t be allowed to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russia to resume drilling for...

Wholesale energy prices dip below zero because of California’s solar power

Solar power in CaliforniaSolar power shines bright in California, and wholesale energy prices prove it. Last winter and early...

Oklahoma legislation would end tax credits for wind energy

Oklahoma removes tac vredits for wind energyA state tax credit that helped propel Oklahoma to third in the nation in its capacity...

Nuclear reactor at Indian Point plant in N.Y. shut down again after leak found

Indian Point reactor leakOne of two reactor units at a nuclear power plant near New York City has been...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!