LA company begins drilling near site of 2010 BP oil blast
Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 12:21 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 11:39 am
Drilling has begun anew just 3 miles from the site of the Macondo well explosion in 2010 that caused significant environmental and economic damage in the Gulf of Mexico, ABC News reported on May 13.
In April, federal regulators approved the plan of Louisiana-based LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC to drill for the same source of oil and natural gas.
BP, its contractors, and federal authorities struggled to contain the blowout that occurred at its Macondo well five years ago, and the full extend of long-term damage remains unknown. The worst-case scenario damage estimate for this new well exceeds the actual damage that occurred from the BP oil well explosion.
The attorneys at Williams Hart know that many people were negatively affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused by the BP-owned Macondo well explosion in 2010. Fortunately, there are still methods of legal recourse. If you suffered damages from this disaster, call our offices at (713) 352-7071 today to learn more about seeking compensation from those responsible or appealing your rejected claim.