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Transocean accuses BP of neglecting risks in oil spill

GENEVA (AFP) – Offshore drilling group Transocean on Wednesday charged Wednesday that British energy giant BP had neglected drilling risks, leading to the giant 2010 oil disaster off the US coast. It said that an internal “report concludes that the Macondo incident was the result of a succession of interrelated…

U.S. issues second post-spill drilling permit in Gulf

HOUSTON (Reuters) – The government has given BHP Billiton the second new permit to drill in the Gulf of Mexico since the Macondo oil spill, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said on Saturday. A BHP spokesman confirmed that the new permit has been issued for resumption of drilling of a production well at Shenzi. “We are…

US probe shares out ‘systemic’ blame for oil spill

A US panel has spread blame for the deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill beyond BP to Halliburton and Transocean, accusing all three of “systemic” management failures that could happen again. The presidential commission’s assessment was part of its final report on the deadly April blowout of BP’s Macondo well,…

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