BP's PR campaign targets BCS game, and continues through Saints' playoffs. BP blasted by Norway’s regulator over offshore fire. Three firms appeal citations alleging Gulf spill safety violations. Halliburton denies destroying evidence in BP oil spill case. Transocean’s CFO steps down. Oil and gas group starts election push.
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The PR blitz orchestrated by BP is running wide open full-tilt boogie today,
Commercials touting the “fact” that the Gulf Coast is “back and better than ever”
BP representative Iris Cross chirps delightedly in the ads, saying that she is “glad
BP has hired top New Orleans chefs Emeril Lagasse and John Besh to promote
Okay. Right. Sure, everything is just hunky-dory here on the sunny Gulf Coast...
Other folks might have a slightly different take on all the sweetness and light
Some Louisiana shrimp fishermen, who have just suffered through the worst
“They talk about areas being all open. There are areas that are still
And on the Mississippi coast, the vaunted “rebirth of tourism” is also a bit more
Bridgette Varone, head of the Gulf Coast chapter of the Mississippi Hospitality &
“I wish we had better news to report,” Varone said. “We didn’t blow
But George Crozier, former director of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama,
...Crozier said many others were guilty of “spin” just like BP,
Bite me, Dr. Crozier...
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab and other entities were recipients of financial funding totaling $500 million from BP for “independent” scientific research after the spill. Interpret the position on “spin” as you will.
Tom Mueller, a BP spokesman, said that the BP ad campaign has always
“When you look at the tourism numbers, heads in beds, revenues,
The Gulf Coast Seafood & Tourism Bash is brought to you by BP. I am not kidding. I know when I think of tasty seafood, I always think of British Petroleum, and the wonderful things they are doing in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Bash is funded by BP as part of $261 million the company has committed to seafood marketing, testing, and tourism promotion in the Gulf region.
But dealing with a public perception that Gulf seafood may tainted is apparently the responsibility of other Bash sponsors such as the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board.
Executive director Ewell Smith says the cash allows the board to use its marketing muscle.
"You're starting to see tourism numbers go up significantly," Smith said. "And what they've been able to do for tourism, we're going to be able to do for seafood. And that's going to help tremendously."
Norway’s offshore safety regulator, investigating a fire last summer on BP’s Valhall platform, found “serious breaches” of regulations and ordered the oil company to overhaul is safety practices by Feb. 1. The fire, on July 13, stemmed from an overheated crane engine that caused a fire in the vent stack of the platform’s compressors, Dow Jones Newswires reported.
And again, BP’s operational problems always seem to be related to “lack of maintenance, deficient maintenance management, inadequacies in risk identification and deficient barrier management.” So what else is new? What about all that "learning from our mistakes" bullshit? Hasn't happened, has it? Business as usual, right?
Okay. I was confused. Thanks for the clarification. Men hey, BP ... knulle deg og hesten du red i på ...
As expected, the three companies cited by the Department of the Interior for offshore safety violations in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have appealed the notices, an Interior agency said Friday.
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., ranking member on the House Natural Resources Committee, blasted the appeals as “appalling,” saying multiple reports have shown the “neglect, shortcuts and mistakes that led to this disaster.”
Don't forget that the fun will begin on February 27, when the federal case begins, and all these jerks will be called on the carpet to explain their actions, or lack of action...
Buy popcorn - I hope this will be fun.
Halliburton Co. denied BP Plc’s accusation that engineers destroyed testing evidence to keep it from being used in litigation over the Gulf of Mexico rig blast that triggered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
“We stand by our motions and the arguments we made in prior papers,” Daren Beaudo, a spokesman for BP, said in an e- mail in response to Halliburton’s filing.
The chief financial officer of offshore drilling contractor Transocean, owner of the Deepwater Horizon, is stepping down from that role effective today.
Ricardo Rosa will retire from the company April 30. A search firm is helping find his successor.
And the anti-regulatory drill and frack zombies just won't die...nay. they plan to ratchet up their bullshit for the election season.
The nation's top oil and gas advocacy group unveiled a "Vote 4 Energy" campaign Wednesday to put an election-year focus on domestic oil and gas production. Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, said the campaign won't pick sides or endorse candidates as America elects a president and new Congress. But the campaign will advocate an end to the "onslaught of regulations" he said make it harder for the United States to become more energy-independent, positions generally supported by congressional Republicans and GOP presidential candidates.
My hatred for these people is an exquisite thing, which I will polish with great care until they are exposed for the abject rat bastards that they are...
The API should collectively rot in hell.