A US Senate committee will question BP officials on July 29 after the oil giant said it had pushed for the repatriation of a Libyan national convicted for the 1988 airliner bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, to secure a drilling deal with Libya.
REUTERS - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a July 29 hearing into last year's release of a Libyan convicted for the 1988 bombing of an airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, and related actions by BP.
The committee said on Thursday it will ask officials of BP Plc to testify after the UK-based oil giant acknowledged that it had lobbied the British government in 2007 to agree to transfer Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Basset al-Megrahi to Tripoli. The company said it was concerned that his continued imprisonment in Scotland could negatively affect an offshore oil drilling deal with Libya.
Date created : 2010-07-17