BP facing 7 year US offshore ban ‎

BP facing 7 year US offshore ban ‎
# 15 July 2010 08:25 (UTC +04:00)
Baku - APA-Economics. The House committee on natural resources voted in favour of precluding companies with poor safety records from offshore oil exploration permits, BBC News reported.

The proposed law does not name BP, but would apply to any company that has experienced 10 or more deaths in the last seven years.

The April explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers.

According to the draft legislation, the deaths must have taken place at drilling, production facilities, or refineries, and must have broken US health and environment laws.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster is still being investigated.

BP has already accepted its guilt in a separate accident in Texas in 2005 that killed 15 people.

The proposal would need to be passed by both houses of Congress before it can be signed into law.
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