Interior to take drilling-safety push global Thursday

By Ben Geman

Global regulators, mount up: The Interior Department is hosting a forum Thursday with top energy officials from countries around the world to discuss improving offshore drilling safety.

It follows the overhaul of U.S. offshore drilling rules in the wake of the BP oil spill that began when the Deepwater Horizon rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010.

The Ministerial Forum on Offshore Drilling Containment will focus on “how to strengthen containment capabilities for potential deepwater oil and gas well blowouts and on developing global solutions for offshore containment technologies,” according to Interior.

The event will feature officials from many countries with offshore drilling: Angola, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom, Russia and representatives from the European Union.
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Posted on April 14, 2011, in Angola, Mexico, Natural Gas, New Zealand, Oil & Gas - offshore, Regulation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off.

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