facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

BP to maintain footing in Gulf of Mexico

BP sees Gulf of Mexico as a central part of its portfolio.
By Daniel J. Graeber   |   April 11, 2014 at 6:38 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- Despite the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon incident approaching, BP says it's committed to playing a major role in Gulf of Mexico operations.

Eleven rig workers died when a series of cascading failures at the Deepwater Horizon rig, which BP leased from Transocean, caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. According to U.S. government estimates, about 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled in months following the accident.

BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said during an annual meeting the Gulf of Mexico was a central part of the company's portfolio.

"We remain very committed to BP playing a major part in the future prosperity of the Gulf of Mexico region, where we invest billions, employ about 2,300 people and support tens of thousands more jobs in other businesses," he said Thursday.

Last month, BP won its first bids on acreage in the Gulf of Mexico since the incident. The company was barred from bidding on federal contracts as a result of the 2010 spill, but in March reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to reverse the ban.

"Our explorers are looking forward to returning to the Gulf as we pick up the momentum from 2013 and forge ahead as an even safer, stronger BP in search of the best value opportunities across the world," Dudley said.

Follow @dan_graeber and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy
2
E-3 Sentry aircraft tipped for digital cockpit, avionic systems makeover E-3 Sentry aircraft tipped for digital cockpit, avionic systems makeover
3
Pizza Hut hoping the "Skinny Slice" will mean big bucks
4
Anheuser-Busch not satisfied with the way NFL has handled recent incidents Anheuser-Busch not satisfied with the way NFL has handled recent incidents
5
Saab producing vehicle protection system for unidentified customer Saab producing vehicle protection system for unidentified customer
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback