Washington, D.C. (AP) - The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and
environmental violations stemming from last year's Gulf oil spill.
Michael Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental
Enforcement, says the upcoming notices stem from reviews that go
beyond a federal government probe of the April 2010 Deepwater
Horizon blast, which killed 11 workers and resulted in the nation's
worst offshore oil spill.
Federal regulators in October cited BP PLC for seven violations,
and contractors Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton for four violations
apiece, stemming from the Gulf spill.
Bromwich said Monday that new notices of violation could be sent
within two weeks. Bromwich steps down Thursday after 17 months as
head of the offshore drilling agency.
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