September 14th, 2011
10:54 AM ET

Feds blame BP, other companies for 2010 Gulf spill

[Updated at 11:30 a.m. ET] BP, Transocean and Halliburton all share responsibility for the deadly explosion that resulted in the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to the final federal report on the matter released Wednesday.

The three companies "violated a number of federal offshore safety regulations," according to the report, which includes a series of recommendations for improving drilling safety.

An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig led to more than 200 million gallons of oil being released into the Gulf. Eleven people working on the rig died in the explosion, while 16 others were injured.

Besides the oil, hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemical dispersant went into the water. At the peak of the crisis, in June 2010, 37% of Gulf waters - a total of 88,522 square miles - were closed to fishing due to contamination.

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  1. biofuelelectrification

    @banasy...think about it.

    September 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. You can't sue Halliburton (na na na naa naaaan naaa)

    HALLIBURTON was indemnified (held harmless...blameless) days after the blowout. These news stories making it look like Bushco's Halliburton will pay fines are a dog-and-pony shows. enjoy (who indemnified Halliburton? get off your tv ass and read the freaking newspaper once in a while. Or just google it. I'm no brainiak! I just don't have what I remember sucked-out of my mind by a brainvac tv. Enjoy your programming. 😉

    September 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Recollection @leeintulsa

    Sue who? Venezuela? 😉

    September 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @recollection: Someone mentioned suing haliburton. I should have been more clear. The reference to you was solely the bottom hole thing.. Made me chuckle lol

      September 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    Well now that they came out and told us what weve known all along They need to be find ane I think a good fine would be for them to build 20 refinaries on u s a soil

    September 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    Sorry bout misspell on fined

    September 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    Sorry bout that misspell fined not find in last post

    September 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gung hoe

    Dam cnn i type it send it 2times in a row Send it both times and both times was not posted until i refresh then both are there double post sorry

    September 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ gung hoe, your cracking me up dude!!!! hug gn

    September 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @lee

    1.) mud logger 2.) the scissoring derrick 3.) motor man 4.) kelly back 5.) duplex pump 6.) pipe spinner 7.) make-up and breakout 8.) too many to list 9.) rathole 10.) manhole cover 11.) could do this all night. The oilfield IS gay. (shrug)

    September 15, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. @lee

    45.) snub pole 47.)[ahem] intermittent bleeding 47) motor man 49.) V door 50.) the rest are too disgusting to even mention. 51.) "suck on it" (command given by rig-up pusher) 52.) Tool pusher (rig's boss) 53.) bit pusher 54.) gas compressor 55.) had enuff? there's more ya know. 56.) caustic soda 56.) "crowned it out" (when a worm driller runs the blocks into the crown) 57.) Spinning kelly 58.) pipe slips 59.) yes, we are all gay. (shrug) But we weren't born thataway. We earned it.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jazzzzzzzz

    Well, I must that is quite a list of shall we rather *harsh* vocabulary. I don't think one would have to go to a (trade school) for that.
    Nice to see, you made it out with a gentlemens *grace* 🙂

    September 15, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  12. Old Driller

    @Jazzy...nope, those are genuine terms denoting genuine oilfield tools and activities. It cost over a milliond dollars per day to keep Parker 119 turning to the right(drilling 23,000 feet into the earth)...and it took near 2 years to drill. do the math. And it tokk a relatively small number of men (when compared to commercial construction projects costing less) to perform this task. We didn't have the time to be "careful". What we didn't tear-up, we sh!t on. Then we went to town and took it all out on the local gentry, and HOW!

    September 15, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mr.Cow

    Eat moo chicken

    January 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
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