Drilling Regulator Wants Higher Pay for Inspectors

Monday, November 08, 2010

According to a report from the Associated Press, The head of the U.S. agency responsible for inspecting offshore oil rigs said he wants to raise salaries and hire retired industry engineers to boost the competency of a staff that has been blamed for missing key problems with BP's failed drilling operation in the Gulf. Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Oceans Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, told The Associated Press that the government's reputation for lower wages could make hiring the most talented people more difficult.

(Source: The Associated Press)

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