Report: BP set to resume drilling in Gulf of Mexico
British oil company BP could resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, little more than a year after an explosion at one of its rigs caused the worst offshore environmental disaster in US history, according to media reports Sunday, dpa reported.
As reported by the Financial Times, BP has won permission from US regulators to resume work at 10 existing well where work was underway when the Deep Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010, killing 11 workers and ultimately releasing millions of gallons of oil into the gulf over the course of months. In exchange, the company has agreed to more cooperation with government regulators and will make available its emergency plans, which include lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Drilling could start as early as July, reported the newspaper. BP would not comment on the story.