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  • Judge may allow BP to pay spill fines in installments  [View news story]
    BP should get the same payoff schedule as the Feds have for paying off the national debt.
    Jan 20, 2015. 05:57 PM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: BP Layoffs Reported To Accelerate  [View article]
    Hey Specialist - What is your position on the Shell BP merger rumor? I want to know so I can do the opposite.
    Dec 8, 2014. 04:19 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Europe fails to impose tough sanctions on Russia  [View news story]
    Looks like Obama got bitch slapped again
    Jul 23, 2014. 09:23 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court revives BP retirement plan lawsuit filed after oil spill  [View news story]
    I lost $200k in BP stock options; am I less deserving of comepensation than a Louisiana restaurant owner?
    Jul 15, 2014. 07:37 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Safety board cites faulty blowout preventer in BP oil spill  [View news story]
    Lots of organizations were complicit but they are all off the hook and the punishment is all laid ion BP because they have deep pockets and are unpopular. American justice at it finest.

    PS - If the BOP was designed and installed to prevent a Macondo type incident but did not work, is BP off the hook for gross negligence?
    Jun 5, 2014. 03:48 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Louisiana asks for new judge for state‚Äôs BP spill claims  [View news story]
    ........and that my friends is BP's strategy.
    Jan 2, 2014. 05:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Judge Barbier Swiftly Drops The Hammer Of Justice On BP  [View article]
    All of this is a strategy by BP to discredit Barbier so that they get a new trial on the "gross negligence" case.
    Nov 24, 2013. 09:17 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Is Fighting A Battle It Can't Win  [View article]
    BP knew they were screwed when Judge Carl Barbier was placed on the bench. He is a Good Ole Boy Louisiana tort lawyer who has every intention of making sure that the good people of Louisiana are taken care of. The goal of any tort lawyer is to maximize how much they can extract from the guilty party.

    Rather than crying foul when payments of the Settlement first went astray, BP allowed them to continue with the intention of discrediting Barbier to get him removed from their case, or better yet, guaranteeing a trip to the Court of Appeals. The big money is avoiding a gross negligence ruling, not the settlement. Even if BP is found guilty of GN, demonstrating inappropriate case management and bias by Barbier gets them is re-trial in a friendlier venue after the emotion has waned and a chance to pick apart mis-steps from the first trial. Strategy?
    Oct 4, 2013. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Is Fighting A Battle It Can't Win  [View article]
    Who would have thought that the Specialist knows more about the Gulf Spill and a robust legal strategy than the hundreds of top notch attorneys that BP has on their team? You guessed it Specialist, BP's attorney's are just winging it and you have called their bluff.
    Sep 30, 2013. 12:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Top 50 polluters emit 75% of greenhouse gases  [View news story]
    A cradle to grave evaluation would tell you that these companies are not responsible for the emissions but the people buying their products are. So, cut your gasoline and diesel consumption by 50% and the greenhouse gas emissions will go down.

    Oh, you want to keep doing what you're doing and have someone else make the cuts? I see, it's someone else's problem to fix......
    Sep 12, 2013. 07:10 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP asks for cuts in Gulf settlement program budget  [View news story]
    If this happened in Russia we would all think that it was a travesty yet here in the United States, the supposed bastion of ethical behavior, we allow the federal court system to rape and pillage a foreign company just because "they can". We should all be ashamed. By the way,BP is more an American company than a foreign one with most of its assets and employees working right here.
    Sep 12, 2013. 06:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does It Mean For Investors That NSA Spied On Petrobras?  [View article]
    Did the NSA spy on BP? Did the Feds know what was going on in the Gulf? Were the feds negligent?
    Sep 12, 2013. 11:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Platts: BP's past problems casting a long shadow over its future in the U.S.  [View news story]
    The issue is whether or not the EPA has legal authority to block BP contracts not whether or not BP is qualified. The EPA is only chartered to establish and enforce regulations to protect the environment.
    Aug 14, 2013. 11:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New indictments have been leveled against two ex-BP employees over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. A former VP of exploration allegedly gave false information to a House committee when he said the flow from the ruptured Macondo well likely was ~5K bbl/day while internal BP documents put the rate much higher. An ex-BP engineer allegedly deleted records on the amount of oil which had spilled.  [View news story]
    No big deal, Obama deleted records documenting what happened in Benghazi
    Jun 20, 2013. 10:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Add BP and Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) to those whose offices are raided by European authorities as part of a probe into suspected anti-competitive agreements related to submission of prices to Platts (MHFI), the world's leading oil pricing agency. Even small distortions of assessed prices may have a huge impact on prices of crude oil, refined products and biofuels, the European Commission says. (earlier[View news story]
    The European union meets regularly to manage the value of the Euro but they raid the offices of big corporations for talking? It must be close to election time....bash the unpopular business for votes !
    May 14, 2013. 03:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment