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Expert questions BP’s drilling plans for offshore Nova Scotia

An engineering expert and former oil industry consultant has raised the alarm on BP Canada Energy Group’s plans to drill off Nova Scotia. “Given BP’s current proposals for exploratory drilling offshore Nova Scotia, the likelihood of an uncontrolled blowout exceeds the upper limits for tolerability of exploratory well drilling risks,” said Robert Bea in his risk analysis of BP’s plans.,, “Based on the information provided by BP, the blowout risk is clearly not acceptable,” Bea said in an interview Monday. >click to read<

BP granted approval to start drilling off Nova Scotia’s coast

BP Canada has been given the green light to start drilling off Nova Scotia’s coast. On Saturday, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) granted approval for the company to begin drilling one deepwater exploration well about 300 kilometres offshore. BP has applied to drill a total of four wells in the area, but Mi’kmaq communities have opposed the project saying it poses a serious risk to food, social and ceremonial fishing areas. >click to read<15:37

BP Canada’s offshore exploration bid progressing

The public comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment Report for exploratory drilling in the Scotian Basin closed at the end of the day on Friday. BP Canada has applied to drill up to seven exploration wells within its current offshore exploration licences, located between 230 and 370 kilometres southeast of Halifax. The project would include the drilling of up to seven wells between 2018 and 2022. click here to read the story 17:33

BP Canada applies to drill off N.S.

BP Canada has applied to drill up to seven exploration wells within its current offshore exploration licences, located between 230 and 370 kilometres southeast of Halifax between 2018 and 2022. The government is in the process of approving the drilling — on Wednesday, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) released a 215-page draft report, as well as a list of potential conditions BP Canada would have to abide by if it wants to conduct exploratory drilling in the area.,, But John Davis, director of the Clean Ocean Action Committee, which represents inshore fisheries in Nova Scotia, says the government and CEAA is not being forthcoming with crucial information. click here to read the story 08:36