Gallery: BP Begins Oil Production in Gulf of Suez as Oil Spill is Repor...

 

As British Petroleum agrees to pay billions for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, they continue to push ahead with increased drilling in the U.S. and abroad. After a series of technical delays, British Petroleum’s field partner, Beach Energy has begun to extract oil from the North Shadwan Concession in the Egyptian Gulf of Suez, a waterway connected to the ecologically vital Red Sea – and a 300 meter oil slick has already been reported in the area.

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