Friday, July 8, 2011

Shell has been at the forefront of plans to drill in the Arctic waters of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.

Whistleblowers are the Guardian, reported that the list of leaks in the documents the tip of the iceberg is being told.

Other accidents are kept quiet, they claim, because the workers do not report them if they fear losing their jobs. One veteran said that although all is said officially, on everything that goes wrong, report-like, not to mention staff to an informal code to a halt in drilling, to avoid losing the money for the company.

The HSE documents undermine claims by the major oil companies, which last year 's Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers was hardly ever done with them.

Jake Molloy, general secretary of the Offshore Industry Liaison Committee (OILC), a trade union, the North Sea workers said showed Deepwater Horizon, that "the most up-to-date can go most advanced security technology wrong, if not properly maintained not served by competent people ". He added: "We have been very fortunate in Britain that we have not had another major event with several deaths, we come very close several times, very, very It seems more luck than good management in some cases ... Some operators damn don 't give a. Due to the high prices for oil, they are cutting edge. Some of them are overdue for the prosecution. "

Robert Paterson, Health and Safety Director of the Oil & Gas UK, which represents the industry and aims, Britain 's oil industry is among the safest in the world, said oil companies last year agreed to double' efforts to the number of reduce leaks, the building of 50% over three years and many companies that goal in their business plans ". ? Guardian News & Media Limited 2011 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds


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