DOI To Inspect Repsol Drilling Rig Bound For Cuba

Law360, New York (October 18, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT) -- Amid concerns of environmental accidents and trade violations, federal drilling regulators plan to inspect a rig that Spanish energy company Repsol YPF SA will use to drill for oil off the coast of Cuba next year, a top U.S. Department of the Interior official said Tuesday.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a joint inspection of Repsol’s Scarabeo 9 rig shortly before it reaches Cuban waters, BSEE Director Michael Bromwich told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural...
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