House panel postpones BP oil leak hearing

05/14/2007
A US House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee postponed its May 3 hearing on BP America Inc.’s management of Alaska North Slope crude oil gathering operations until May 16.The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee said it took the action after discovering that BP withheld key documents related to anticorrosion cost-cutting at the field, which was partially shut down in August 2006 due to corrosion.BP American Chairman Robert A. Malone requested the postponement in an Apr. 30 letter to subcommittee chairman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and chief minority member Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.). Malone stated that he had not received the documents, nor had the president of BP Alaska ...
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