Apache Corporation operates in the Gulf of Mexico. (Apache Corp.)

Industry’s top safety offenders targeted in Democrats’ report

Oil and gas producers including Apache Corp. and Chevron Corp. that reported the most environmental and safety incidents prior to the April 2010 spill continue to have the most violations, according to the analysis by the Democratic staff on the House Natural Resources Committee.
Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse in Houston after he was freed on bail. The former BP engineer is accused of obstruction of justice in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle

Ex-BP engineer warns of ‘substantial risk’ of wrongful conviction in Gulf spill case

With his trial a month away, a former BP engineer is renewing claims that obstruction of justice charges should never have been brought against him over his actions after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and if prosecutors move forward they should be made to play by the rules.
Charlie Williams speaks during the Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Park Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer )

Offshore operators should focus on building safety barriers

Offshore safety auditors will focus on identifying potential hazards and protective barriers against them, said Charlie Williams, director of the Center for Offshore Safety at a Thursday morning breakfast at the Offshore Technology Conference.
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Exxon starting development of $4 billion Gulf of Mexico field

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), the largest U.S. oil company, said it will invest more than $4 billion in the development of its Julia oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.
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