June 2010 Vol. 237 No. 6


BPs Fight Against Pollution From Deepwater Gulf Blowout

The eyes of the world continue to be focused on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as BP mobilizes its full resources to stop the flow of oil and fight the oil spill, which follows the blowout and sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig operating in Mississippi Canyon 252 block. The initial incident occurred on April 20 when the Deepwater Horizon, under contract to BP and located 41 miles off the Louisiana coast, experienced an explosion and fire while drilling an exploratory well. The rig ultimately sank, claiming the lives of 11 men who are still missing and assumed dead. The explosion also injured 17 others. “Losing 11 of our industry colleagues is a tragedy for

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