Reforms Urged For Offshore Drilling | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 51 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 19, 2011

Reforms Urged For Offshore Drilling

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: offshore drilling, Gulf of Mexico, water pollution

Many changes to oil and gas drilling activities in U.S. waters are recommended in a report released last week by a National Research Council engineering panel. The panel reviewed events leading up to the April 20, 2010, BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. The report says that although companies ultimately have the expertise and responsibility for well design and operation, they must be required to meet explicit goals developed and overseen by . . .

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