Former spill panel notes progress in offshore-drilling safety

04/17/2013 | Platts

Offshore-drilling safety has improved since the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and both the federal government and the energy industry deserve credit, according to members of the now-disbanded National Oil Spill Commission. "That doesn't mean that there will not be another incident; this is a risky business. But we do see real progress," said Bob Graham, co-chairman of the commission. The panel, however, gave Congress poor grades for failing to act on safety recommendations.

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