Thursday, September 09, 2010


In its own investigation of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, BP (formerly British Petroleum) would only admit that its representatives went along with Transocean when it incorrectly interpreted a safety test that should have flagged up risks of a blowout. BP, the well driller, laid almost all the blame on Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International.
Transocean operated the drilling rig. Halliburton cemented the well. Cameron International manufactured the blowout preventer.
I’m surprised BP didn’t put some of the blame on George W. Bush. After all, that’s what President Obama has done. If Obama and the Democrats had their way, BP would be known as Bush Petroleum.

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