Gulf Disaster: Comparing Regulatory Climate

The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico occurred off the coast of the United States, but a similar incident could happen anywhere there is offshore drilling.

02/01/2011


The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico occurred off the coast of the United States, but a similar incident could happen anywhere there is offshore drilling. When you hear former BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward say in a BBC interview his company’s response to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico was insufficient.

"We were making it up day to day,” Hayward said of BP’s rescue plan.

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