Gallery: BP Accused of Another Blowout Coverup 2 Years Before Deepwater...


In 2008, two years before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP offshore oil rig suffered a blowout in the Caspian Sea. According to a new report on which was released today, the company had concealed the details of the earlier accident from the energy industry and the U.S. government. The investigation reveals a trail of cost-cutting measures and shoddy construction methods similar to what unfolded in the Gulf during 2010.

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  1. Canino April 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    On the second paragraph the article mentioned a “cement cap”? I believe you may be mistaken. Cement is a material used to make “concrete” or “grout”. A good analogy is “flour” being used to bake a “cake”. Good article.

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