Halliburton admits destroying US oil disaster evidence

File picture shows a Halliburton facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana
File picture shows a Halliburton facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Halliburton Energy Services has admitted destroying evidence relating to the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials said.

Halliburton Energy Services has admitted destroying evidence relating to the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials said.

A Justice Department statement said Halliburton—which constructed the cement casing of the well at the center of the disaster—had carried out its own internal investigations following the accident in April 2010.

However, results of computer simulations carried out in May and June 2010 were ordered to be destroyed and were unable to be recovered, the Justice Department said.

In addition to a guilty plea for destruction of evidence, Halliburton has agreed to pay the maximum statutory fine and also made a separate and voluntary $55 million payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Eleven people died and some 4.9 million barrels of oil were sent gushing into the Gulf over a three-month period after the explosion at the offshore rig.

It was the largest offshore in US history, wreaking havoc on the region's environment and economy.


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Jul 26, 2013
figures that asshole would get off easy!

Jul 26, 2013
Yeah, those no-good capitalist-roader SOBs.

Now why is it again we let AGW computer modelers get away with letting the dog eat their temperature databases and program coding?

Jul 26, 2013
Do you have any examples or are you making shit up?

So as best I can tell, Toby Tyrrell is still alive. Do you know if he has cashed his royalty check yet?
http://phys.org/n...ble.html

It's time for you to put up or shut up.

Jul 27, 2013
...and, if in Halliburton's view, 'one is too many', then what else will be done about this extraordinary f*-up? Is this just one more finger-pointing incident, where the two major political parties try to foist off responsibility on the other one?

Jul 28, 2013
Dear Big Oil,

Please understand that I cannot walk on water either.

Know that I appreciate the fact that you put hard-earned assets at risk every minute of every day. As a result of your efforts, I can enjoy a life of relative luxury and excess!

Thank you, and Thank God for big oil!

Jul 30, 2013
Dear Big Oil,

Please understand that I cannot walk on water either.

Know that I appreciate the fact that you put hard-earned assets at risk every minute of every day. As a result of your efforts, I can enjoy a life of relative luxury and excess!

Thank you, and Thank God for big oil!

Spoken like a truly selfish man.

Aug 05, 2013

Spoken like a truly selfish man.


LOL! You are absolutely clueless.

Big oil provides products and services that I want, need, and am willing and able to pay for. Big oil plays an important role in the lives of every single person on this earth - even hypocrites like you.

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