Despite the fact that BP (BP -1.5%) does not have a direct role in day-to-day operation of the...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

Despite the fact that BP (BP -1.5%) does not have a direct role in day-to-day operation of the Trans Alaska pipeline and shares ownership of it with ConocoPhillips (COP -0.5%), Exxon Mobil (XOM -1%) and Chevron (CVX -0.6%), news of the leak and shutdown is another headline headache for the company, and highlights the fragility of its recovery from the Gulf disaster.