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Vol. 15, No. 48 Week of November 28, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


BP Alaska accused of probation violation

Failure to heed warnings on frozen pipe led to rupture, shows negligence, federal official says; extended probation, fine possible

Wesley Loy

For Petroleum News

BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has a Dec. 20 court date to answer an accusation that it violated its criminal probation imposed after the Prudhoe Bay pipeline spills of 2006. The company’s federal probation officer, Mary Frances Barnes, on Nov. 17 petitioned the U.S. District Court in Anchorage for a....

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Ruptured pipeline

Fine, more probation possible


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