Oil committee "confident" drilling safety standards will continue

The safety group tasked with assessing the UK’s ability to cope with oil spills is “confident” high safety standards will continue, but found that there is still work to be done. The Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group, which was formed in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, made the assertion in […]

New oil well safety device unveiled

A new oil well safety device has been unveiled by Energy Minister Charles Hendry. The capping device was designed in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster in 2010, which prompted the UK government to reassess its oil spill response measures. The cap works by shutting in and holding pressure on an uncontrolled well […]