Carbon Copy Spill Plans Need Overhaul

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A September 7 report from Bloomberg said that offshore oil drillers should upgrade the disaster-response plans that lawmakers have described as “carbon copy,” according to two industry task forces probing BP Plc’s Gulf of Mexico spill. The plans should specify how much oil may be released in a worst-case scenario, the National Ocean Industries Association said in a statement on the recommendations. Exxon Mobil Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips, Chevron Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc were deemed ill prepared for a major spill because their response plans were almost identical, lawmakers said June 15 at a congressional hearing.

(Source: Bloomberg)

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