Comments on: BP’s Gulf fiasco makes it vulnerable to a takeover http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: john.jacobs http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2707 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 22:00:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2707 I am concerned that BP is getting a kicking at the moment – surely politically motivated?
If you consider that Transocean were doing the drilling -US coy right?
Halliburton involved in the whole exercise as expert consultants – US right/Cheney to boot?
Then BR has 65% and a US coy and Jap (Mitsui) have 35%. Add insurance companies on the hook. Does Obama have an aim (Exxon takeover?) when he starts to castigate BP as British Petroleum to disassociate the US connections?
I personally reckon one stocks up for the bargain of the century in buying their shares. Obama can surely be largely ignored for trying to meddle when he has not a clue.
Disgusted at your President for playing to the crowd

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By: arjay1 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2704 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 09:35:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2704 Tony Hayward STEP DOWN NOW!

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By: rhondub03 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2683 Sat, 29 May 2010 17:11:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2683 Although I can agree with the commentator and some comments, it seems we may be losing sight on what is most important in this disaster—the people and the impact on this already fragile region. I believe this is where this country and world has gone wrong. Somewhere in this evolution of progress, the nation as a whole and its well-being has been factored out. We have lost our way and have in fact evolved into a “highest bidder” commodity. Face the “facts” BP has done it again. It has screwed up to the highest possible cost–the loss of lives! That is the ultimate price when you offer it willingly…but BP didn’t ask for volunteers, either from their employees and their families or the residents of Louisiana.

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By: Cueil http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2678 Sat, 29 May 2010 12:00:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2678 @gmmj people are slowly starting to understand the need for balance in government… having one side with to much power leads to disasters. What is needed is a strong leader with an eye on reality but a hope for something greater. We need another Roosevelt

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By: AmericanRealist http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2676 Sat, 29 May 2010 07:14:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2676 Every time BIG OIL does something wrong grossly ungrateful Americans cry the blues. What a joke against the most efficient industry ever.
American politicians or actors drape themselves in the flag covered with someone
else’s blood or oil. Our politicians are dung: they relish any news of disaster which draws attention any from their own budgetary foolishness. Hooray for the PRC Central Bank for buying our debt year after year.
Louisiana has not recovered from hurricane Katrina. No one cared, but now a new deep pocket can be sued for American “QUEEN FOR A DAY” litigants. Bums are looking for something for nothing around the BIG EASY. The major media howl.

The world is not on fire. Wildlife will survive. Life goes on: BP will pay real claims!!!

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By: AHHHhh642 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2670 Sat, 29 May 2010 02:13:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2670 There are many U.S. corporations who do horrible things, and I right there with the leftists to challenge them. Consider this, BP was first British Petroleum, once they realized that 1. they didn’t control very much oil in the first place, and 2. oil pollutes a lot and is starting to piss some people off; they then changed their name to Beyond Petroleum. This is just an example of deception by a corporation. I gladly support corporations which actually help the communities they exist in. Ben and Jerry’s and Starbucks are both examples of good corporations trying to improve their states they work from and try to improve the sources they get their product from. I won’t say anything about BP because I don’t know that much, besides this spill. This spill has all ready put hundreds of thousands out of work, so consider that when you talk “anti-business”, I would say BP tops the charts for putting people out of business. Well except for U.S. economy of course.

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By: BigStick http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2669 Sat, 29 May 2010 01:34:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2669 They need to be”Paraded in front of congressional hearings like criminals” because they are criminals! Raping and pillaging the earth, killing people, all in the name of more obscene profits. BP cheaped out and it has cost 11 lives and the livelihood of thousands. They had no regard for anything except profits and they deserve all the scorn they are getting. Maybe jail time for their decision makers will set an example. Some blue collar criminal can rob a bank and spend 30 years in jail but white collar guys can steal billions (Wall Street hello!) and they give them a bonus.

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By: jmsptrck101 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2668 Fri, 28 May 2010 21:40:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2668 Don’t get me wrong, the mistake in the gulf should never have happened. BUT I find a lot of the outrage directed at BP hypocritical — especially when many of the people who b!tch loudest, drive their cars or commute in gas-powered vehicles, drink water out of plastic bottles, or buy almost anything plastic for that matter, heat their homes, fertilize their lawns, paint… anything, wash their clothes (detergent), take (non-digital) pictures, wear nylon, polyester or acrylic, wear make-up, etc, etc….. My God, if you read the posting boards on some of these sites, you’d think not 1 person in the US used oil. These “outraged” people need to wake up and realize they’re a large part of the problem. And if they feel THAT strongly about it, then THEY need to start making some lifestyle changes. Start being part of the solution. And I don’t mean demanding clean fuel – demand this, demand that, blah, blah blah. All talk. Especially while you continue to do all of the aforementioned…. Instead, I mean find ways to reduce your consumption, walk, ride a bike, drink tap, etc, etc… And until you do, shut up, you have nothing to say that’s not completely arrogant and hypocritical.

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By: gmmj http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2666 Fri, 28 May 2010 20:03:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2666 I am sick and tired the name calling of BP. They are a fine company who developed the north slope in Alaska when everyone thought they were fools. There was an accident. However this has become a media frenzy. This is why America is becoming so anti business. There is e group of left wingers who have a tremendous amount of influence. Instead of supporting the companies they are paraded in front of congressional hearings like criminals. The people asking the questions then try to outdo each other by insulting the people attending the hearings. My advice grow up and take your liberal anti business cause. Someone in government should stand up to these left wingers.

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By: sfmret http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/05/27/bps-gulf-fiasco-makes-it-vulnerable-to-a-takeover/comment-page-1/#comment-2665 Fri, 28 May 2010 19:25:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3167#comment-2665 A point of clarification. The Prudhoe Bay spill was not a water based spill. Entirely on land and successfully cleaned up. All suspected pipe replaced.

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