Recent Report Says BP Blames Itself and Others for Oil Spill

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 in BP Oil Spill, Local Issues

In a recent 193-page report released on September 8th, BP blamed itself for much of the explosion and spill of the Deepwater Horizon Rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

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They also blamed other companies’ workers at Transocean Ltd. and cement contractor Halliburton. On Saturday, the blowout preventer that failed to stop the oil from leaking from the well off the Louisiana coast was raised from the water and the government is conducting investigations into its failure. Rig workers knew of problems shortly before the explosion but allegedly expressed little concern. Some of BP’s engineers have been accused of cutting corners to save money and time when the blast occurred.

Also found in the report was that the oil spill accident could have been minimized if the crew had directed certain fluids overboard. Halliburton also suggested that BP add certain components to its operation days before the spill but BP rejected this recommendation and the rig exploded five days later.

This report indicates that BP will likely be considered liable for much of the incidental damage related to the oil spill and rig explosion – If you or a loved one have been affected by the Oil Spill, time is of the essence to ensure that you take the actions necessary to allow you to receive the compensation you are due. Contact Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 to schedule a consultation to learn about how we can advocate for you today.

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