Friday, December 17, 2010

Oil Drilling News


Federal Oil Spill Response Transitions to Regional Structure, Releases Scientific Report

Records Show Concerns About Another BP Rig

Documents Reveal Lack of Regulation, Mismanagement Prior to Oil Spill

Editorial: Drilling risk getting worse

"Was the catastrophic accident that spilled oil from the Deepwater Horizon across the Gulf of Mexico, and disrupted coastal economies in four states, an unprecedented exception to an industry-wide record for safety and competence? 

Not according to the Wall Street Journal. 

That newspaper's ongoing investigation of the spill and the oil industry indicates, instead, that only luck has prevented more such catastrophes. 

It also paints a picture of an industry still in denial about the true risks of offshore drilling — especially the deepwater resources now the primary target of offshore exploration — and how well it is managing those risks."

Also see the editorial cartoon on the same page.

Offshore safety requires continuous, comprehensive efforts, CSB told

Chevron To Pump $4 Billion Into Field

Some scientists skeptical about seafood safety after spill