I was always under the impression that the rig and crew were American and from American companies. I never really understood BP's role in this other than paying them to drill and take the oil away.
Anyone feel any sympathy for BP Watch
- 17-05-2013 16:48
- Section Leader
- 17-05-2013 17:58
I don't feel sympathetic but I can understand that things aren't going well for them and they're trying their best to recover. But it's not as if they wanted what happened in the Gulf of Mexico to happen - it happened because of the culture within the industry that built up over time. Now, in the wake of that disaster, oil companies worldwide have become beurocracy incarnate in the name of health & safety and equipment stability.
What people need to remember is that corporations respond to the incentives that society gives them. The amount that they care about health and safety, the environment, etc., is directly related to how much the law and consumers forces them to care. It makes no sense to expect them to behave differently to the incentives that we've given them - today there is much more pressure for them to act to rigorously in regards to safety than there was pre-disaster (and we need to keep it that way).
(Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
- 18-05-2013 01:15
The price of fuel in this country is ridiculous and now there are claims which suggest these scumbags had been fixing them for over 10 years (around the same time people began to complain about fuel prices...)
Well it turns out that BP aren't actually a fan of getting mugged off either. And if they feel they are paying too much for something they will go crying to the PM to make the big bad bully (USA) go away. An option that wasn't open to any of us.
There are likely an awful lot of claims from people who are not affected by the spill. Usually that would make me angry, but considering BP has essentially extorted billions from people it makes me a little happy.
Do you feel any sympathy for BP?
- 18-05-2013 01:20
Go green or nuclear.
Go green and nuclear. Which opens another debate about nuclear as the future. Germany isn't doing it.Last edited by Tim2341; 18-05-2013 at 01:21.