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Is Halliburton connected to the Gulf oil spill?

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In the haste to find solutions to the problems that precipitated and that will be the fallout of the giant oil spill amassing in the Gulf, the LA Times considers the possibility that multinational corporation Halliburton may be, literally, at the bottom of things.

from the Los Angeles Times

Investigators delving into the possible cause of the massive gulf oil spill are focusing on the role of Houston-based Halliburton Co., the giant energy services company, which was responsible for cementing the drill into place below the water. The company acknowledged Friday that it had completed the final cementing of the oil well and pipe just 20 hours before the blowout last week.

In a letter to to Halliburton Chief Executive David J. Lesar on Friday, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, called on Halliburton officials to provide all documents relating to “the possibility or risk of an explosion or blowout at the Deepwater Horizon rig and the status, adequacy, quality, monitoring, and inspection of the cementing work” by May 7.

Read the full story here.

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Written by demon53

May 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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