Senators grill industry witnesses at oil spill hearings

05/17/2010
Testifying May 11 before two US Senate committees, top executives from BP America Inc., Transocean Ltd., and Halliburton Co. said that full investigations would be required to determine the cause behind the blowout of the Macondo well and subsequent explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible rig in the Gulf of Mexico.The Senate committees questioned BP America Chairman and Pres. LaMar McKay, Transocean Chief Executive Officer and Pres. Steven L. Newman, and Halliburton Global Business Lines Pres. Tim Probert.Members of the two Senate committees, ignoring recommendations from witnesses and other US senators to not reach conclusions before investigations of are complete, as...
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