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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.
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.
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.
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.