WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 — RIA Novosti, Denis Voroshilov. Oil company BP for the first time after the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has received permission to drill wells in the offshore U.S., told the head of the Office for the use of ocean resources and their regulation and control (BOEM) Tommy Boudreau.
BP previously sent to BOEM under the Ministry of the Interior U.S. request for a permit to drill four wells in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 308 kilometers off the coast of Louisiana to a depth of 1.8 kilometers.
"Our analysis of the project includes examining BP increased compliance standards, mandatory requirements for all drilling in the sea. Bureau decided that the project meets the highest standards developed and applied after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico," — said Boudreau.
The explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010 turned the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The accident killed 11 people, in the Gulf of Mexico water spilled nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil. The platform on which the accident occurred, belonged to the Swiss company Transocean, at the time of the accident she ran BP. After the accident, the authorities imposed a temporary ban on fishing in the area of emergency, closing the fishery for more than a third of the bay area. Several reports of commissions of different levels guilty of the accident and loss of life has been recognized BP.