BP will probably go back to the disaster area some day and drill for oil and gas, COO Doug Suttles said today. Suttles told the AP: “There’s lots of oil and gas here… We’re going to have to think about what to do with that at some point.”
That means drilling into a seabed that is fragile and already leaking oil.
Although BP will stick to promises to close the well from hell, they never said they would abandon the area. No wonder: BP is the majority owner of the Maconda Prospect, which may contain 50 million barrels. It was named as a major growth area for the company, with Deepwater Horizon was supposed to lead the way.
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