The United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned the nation’s offshore oil and gas industry about its safety record after the latest statistics revealed significant increases in serious injuries and unexpected hydrocarbon releases. The announcement reflects an ongoing trend in the UK and the United States, interpreted by many critics as a worsening state of safety and environmental protections. London, England-based BP (British Petroleum) catapulted the safety of offshore oil rigs to the world’s attention after its Deepwater Horizon platform exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico last April, killing 11 workers and creating the largest known ... Read More
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