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US regulator proposes scaling back offshore drilling safety rules: Report

A U.S. regulator has bid rolling back safety measures put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Ken oil spill, which would reduce the role of government in offshore oil stage, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), which governs offshore oil and gas drilling, proposes relaxing requirements to stream real-time facts on oil production operators to facilities onshore, where they are available for magazine by regulators, the Journal reported.

The BSEE has also proposed cutting a prerequisite requiring that third-party inspectors of critical equipment – such as the blowout preventer that go under in the Deepwater Horizon case – be certified by the BSEE, the Journal reported.

The intercession had sent its proposal to the White House budget office, the newspaper recounted.

Reuters could not independently verify the proposals, which the Journal said should prefer to not yet been made public.

The Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico liberal 11 dead and led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Oil company BP paid out hither $60 billion in fines and clean-up costs.

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