In a development that could be potentially significant in the blame game between BP (BP) and...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

In a development that could be potentially significant in the blame game between BP (BP) and Transocean (RIG), the Sunday Times says it gained access to an internal BP audit, conducted seven months before the Gulf spill, which detailed the rig's severe safety shortcomings. Half of the audit's 60 pages contain a detailed list of items that "do not comply with BP policies and standards."