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Transocean Pushes Back Against BP Spill Report

The investigation into the oil spill BP released today is already causing waves. In the report, BP spread the blame for the spill among multiple companies,

Elisa Mueller
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Sep 08, 2010

The investigation into the oil spill BP released today is already causing waves. In the report, BP spread the blame for the spill among “multiple companies, work teams and circumstances.”

Now Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon rig, says BP is dodging responsibility for the spill.

The Hill got this statement from a Transocean spokesperson:

This is a self-serving report that attempts to conceal the critical factor that set the stage for the Macondo incident: BP’s fatally flawed well design. In both its design and construction, BP made a series of cost-saving decisions that increased risk — in some cases, severely.

Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.

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