Board: BP missed the big hazard issues in spill

Jul 23, 2012 Full story: Northern Michigan News

BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of the big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and wasn't as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired, a government safety panel concludes.

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Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#1 Jul 24, 2012
The Cameron blow out preventor did NOT work!
By Dwight Baker
Dbaker22@stx.rr.com

Drilling for oil and gas has always presented dangers galore. The dangers start when rigging up and do NOT stop until the hole drilled is plugged or casing tubing is set with a control wellhead with valves installed.

Now, during that time from start to finish the most dangerous time that can come along is when gases compressed by the depth of the rock gets drilled into comes rushing out. To compensate for that a blow out preventor was invented in 1930 and it is an indictment against the industry that the same technology ideas used in 1930 are still being used today.

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