Trial of former BP engineer in US oil spill case pushed to 2013

15 June 2012 21:32  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The trial of Kurt Mix, the former BP engineer accused of destroying evidence related to the 2010 oil spill in the US Gulf, has been pushed to 25 February 2013, court documents revealed on Friday.

The trial was originally scheduled to begin on 18 June, but it has been delayed as a result of several motions filed by both sides.

The US has accused Mix of deleting records, including text messages, connected to the amount of oil that escaped from the April 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

The blast killed 11 people.

After the blowout, Mix worked with others at BP to estimate the amount of oil that leaked from the well. He was also involved in attempts to stop the leak.

By: Bobbie Clark
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