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Vol. 11, No. 21 Week of May 21, 2006
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


MMS director scolds industry

Burton blames errant rig anchors for major pipeline damage in Gulf of Mexico; no lives lost, no major pollution from offshore facilities, and sub-sea values held

Ray Tyson

For Petroleum News

U.S. Minerals Management Director Johnnie Burton is clearly unhappy with the damage caused by drilling rigs set adrift in the Gulf of Mexico during last year’s devastating hurricanes. Moreover, the director says MMS is not as prepared as it would like to be going into this year’s hurricane season. A....

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Anchor studies not complete

Pipeline damage set at 457

Six spills of 1,000 barrels reported


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