BP has gained the support of an inquiry, ordered by President Barack Obama, which shows that claims which protest that sacrificed safety to save money are untrue.
The chief investigator for the inquiry said, during a presentation to the oil spill commission, that he concurred with almost 90 per cent of BP’s own conclusions about the incident. However, the panel concluded that a number of the company’s actions did lead to unnecessary risks.
Since the oil spill disaster on 20 April which killed 11 workers and caused a catastrophic oil spill in the , BP have been widely criticised.
Claims made by Fred Bartlit during his presentation to the seven-strong BP commission countered allegations that BP’s money-saving decisions had lead to the disaster on oil rig.
The criticism had risen from the revelations that BP made a decision to use a single pipe, which is known as a ‘long string’ which would reach up to the well from the bottom of the sea bed.
The commission’s preliminary findings, which were release yesterday, found no evidence that the use of this pipeline had been a conscious decision made by BP in order to cut costs.Author's Google+ page