BP fire sparks deeper investigation

The Department of Natural Resources says a fire yesterday at BP’s Lisburne Production Center on the North Slope has led to an elevation in the investigation of BP’s oil field practices — especially when combined with three other events at BP facilities since August 6. Alaska DNR Commissioner Tom Irwin says the investigation has been looking at the events separately, but now it will look at management, operational and infrastructure to determine their root causes.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau