Oil Spill Trial: BP Executive to Resume Testimony


By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The first BP executive to testify at a federal trial over the nation's worst oil spill will take the stand again Wednesday before a judge tasked with deciding whether the oil giant and other companies acted with gross negligence for the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.


BP executive Lamar McKay testified Tuesday, the second day of the non-jury trial in New Orleans. He said BP and its contractors share responsibility for preventing blowouts like the one that triggered a rig explosion that killed 11 workers on April 20, 2010, spawning the vast spill.


Rig owner Transocean Ltd. and cement contractor Halliburton also are defendants at the trial, which opened Monday before U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

WNCF and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. Comments are posted on site immediately and without station moderation. If you feel a comment is inappropriate you may flag it for review. For guidelines on flagging comments see our Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.