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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Al Jazeera alleges BP guilt in past and present

Treating the Gulf Oil spill as business not unusual, and noting two other incidents, Al Jazeera accuses BP (British Petroleum) of a long term attitude of negligence.

Missing in the report is any context, any comparison with statistics and information to other oil companies, such as those operating under African or Chinese flags. Nor is it mentioned that the BP oil rig was not being operated by BP, but had been sublet, it would seem. Then again, Al Jazeera is always a bottom crawling news service, not very good at investigating things:

"AlJazeeraEnglish — June 18, 2010 — Two months into the massive oil spill sparked by an explosion that killed 11 people and sank BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil giant's safety record is coming under increasing scrutiny.

US legislators detailed a long list of criticisms against the British energy firm as they grilled Tony Hayward, its CEO, in a series of congressional hearings this week.

And, this is not the first time a senior BP executive has had to publicly answer for the company's safety record.

Last year the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration found hundreds of violations at BP's refinery in Texas City, in the US.

Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports. (June 19, 2010)"

says AlJazeera!

in reference to: YouTube - BP's chequered safety record (view on Google Sidewiki)

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