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A Punishment BP Can’t Pay Off

Two years after a series of gambles and ill-advised decisions on a BP drilling project led to the largest accidental oil spill in United States history and the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, no one has been held accountable.

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 READ MORE

The Disastrous Cost of Oil Addiction

“The 2010 Gulf of Mexico blowout brought more than oil to the surface,” writes Carl Safina in his new book investigating the impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout.

Posted on May 5, 2011 READ MORE

Wikimedia Commons / World Economic Forum

The Year in Bad Corporate Choices

The BBC gets the ball rolling in this article about four big companies’ sub-stellar performance in 2010, and it should come as no surprise that BP figures in among that unfortunate set. But, dear readers, this list is focused on the UK and Asia—can you think of more from this side of the globe?

Posted on Dec 23, 2010 READ MORE

BP’s Hayward Says Oil Spill Was Personally ‘Devastating’

His tenure as BP’s chief executive is almost up, and outgoing CEO Tony Hayward has changed his tune about the effect that last spring’s cataclysmic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had on him personally, making public statements on Wednesday that sounded ... (continued)

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 READ MORE

Tony Hayward’s Exit [A Cartoon From Slovakia]

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BP Puts a Price on Gulf Damage Control

Will $32.2 billion be enough to foot the bill for the tremendous mess the BP oil spill has made of the Gulf of Mexico? The higher-ups at the oil company seem to think so—at least for now.  (continued)

Posted on Jul 27, 2010 READ MORE

Wikimedia Commons / World Economic Forum

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Tony Hayward?

It’s kind of amazing that BP’s beleaguered CEO, Tony Hayward, is still in play at this point, but he may not last much longer, as the oil company’s board members were slated to debate his fate Monday evening.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 READ MORE

Hawking: Aliens ‘No Longer Interested’ in Invading Earth

“Assuming that aliens have been monitoring Earth for the past month in preparation for an invasion, they’ve probably figured out it’s no longer worth the trip,” Dr. Hawking said.

Posted on Jun 27, 2010 READ MORE

The Satire Keeps Spilling Out

And sometimes, life imitates farce. Thus the spectacle of BP’s Chief Executive Officer Tony “I’d like my life back” Hayward spending the weekend at a yacht race.

Posted on Jun 22, 2010 READ MORE

Colbert on Barton

‘Colbert Report’: Joe Barton’s Misconstrued Misconstruction

That Rep. Joe Barton got himself into quite a jam last week when he apologized to BP for the White House “shakedown” of the megacorp, but, as Stephen Colbert puts it here, a Barton backlash was soon to follow.  (continued)

Posted on Jun 22, 2010 READ MORE

Full Service or Self Serve? [A Cartoon From Sweden]

Posted on Jun 22, 2010 READ MORE

Barton Bath

Posted on Jun 20, 2010 READ MORE

BP Develops Technology to Convert Lies Into Energy

At a press conference at corporate headquarters in London, BP CEO Tony Hayward said that environmentalists would embrace the new technology “because lies are a totally renewable resource.”

Posted on Jun 20, 2010 READ MORE

Wikimedia Commons / World Economic Forum

BP Yanks Hayward Out of Spill Response Role

BP’s embattled CEO, Tony Hayward, is stepping out of the limelight after intensifying the company’s PR issues since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began its relentless spread—and particularly after royally ticking off certain members of Congress last week.

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 READ MORE

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Wikimedia Commons / U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Barton’s Containment Campaign

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has spawned a whole mess of sideshows, not the least of which is the kerfuffle around Republican Rep. Joe L. Barton’s concerted attempt at containing the spread of bad press following his apology to BP on Thursday.

Posted on Jun 17, 2010 READ MORE

BP’s Mr. Sunshine

How is it possible that BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward hasn’t been fired? At this point, how can anyone believe a word the man says? If he told me my mother loves me, I’d want a second source.

Posted on Jun 3, 2010 READ MORE

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AP / Gerald Herbert

A Job for the Giant Shears

In BP’s latest attempt at putting a lid on its disastrous oil spill, the embattled company pulled out a pair of giant shears Thursday to cut through a damaged pipe in preparation for—(drum roll) a containment cap—as a skeptical global audience looked on. Updated

Posted on Jun 3, 2010 READ MORE

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