Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

BP Gets Nod For Gulf Of Mexico Work

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24 (UPI) — U.S. regulators said a supplemental exploration plan was approved for BP’s work in the Gulf of Mexico, its first since the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010.

An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010 led to one of the world’s worst oil spills and led to the closure of gulf exploration for most of the year.

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said it approved of BP’s supplemental exploration plan following a site-specific environmental assessment.

The approval marks a first for BP since the 2010 oil disaster in the gulf. BOEM Director Tommy Beaudreau said the agency verified that BP was in compliance with regulations for deep-water activity.

“BOEM is dedicated to ensuring that the development of the nation’s energy resources is conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner,” he said in a statement.

BP aims to drill four wells in the Gulf of Mexico’s Keathley Canyon Blocks.

Before drilling, the company needs to get drilling permits from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. The BOEM didn’t offer a timeline for that development.

The wells are about 192 miles off the Louisiana coast in waters about 6,000 feet deep. The BOEM approval for BP is the 44th such plan approved since June 2010.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “BP Gets Nod For Gulf Of Mexico Work”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.