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BP Shuts Down Trinidad Gas Platform to Improve Safety Standards

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 22, 2011

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British Petroleum, which pumps approximately 60 percent of the natural gas in Trinidad and Tobago, announced that it had shut its Mahogany A offshore drilling platform in order to improve its safety standards. “Since the Gulf of Mexico incident there have been instituted a number of new safety measures,” said Energy Minister Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan. “They are moving their infrastructure to the level of safety that they have now set for themselves in the global environment.” Around 10 percent of BP’s oil and gas is produced in Trinidad. The company has been operating in Trinidad since 1961. [Bloomberg]

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