AP: Deposit of flammable gas could have played a role in Gulf disaster -- BP failed to report findings


US gov't prepares to release BP oil spill report, AP, September 14, 2011:

[...] Meanwhile, interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press show a BP ( BP - news - people ) scientist identified a previously unreported deposit of flammable gas that could have played a role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the oil giant failed to divulge the finding to government investigators for as long as a year. [...]

Two months ago, BP petrophysicist Galina Skripnikova told attorneys involved in the oil spill litigation that there appeared to be a zone of gas more than 300 feet above where BP told its contractors and regulators with the then-Minerals Management Service the shallowest zone was located. [...]

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