Comments on: BP’s U.S. political risk goes well beyond rhetoric http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/14/bps-u-s-political-risk-goes-well-beyond-rhetoric/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Siliaz http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/14/bps-u-s-political-risk-goes-well-beyond-rhetoric/comment-page-1/#comment-2854 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 16:20:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3273#comment-2854 Benny…where have you been? US experts and scientists as well as staff from all other major US oil firms are already providing advise to BP. BP has mobilised all its available equipment to stop this leak and to reduce any damage by the already spilt oil. If all these experts haven’t already managed it do you think asking BP to leave is going to make it better? I am sure BP would be quite happy to just leave. It would save them helluva a lot of hassle and money, but, no, they are responsible enough to stick it out there until the damage is reduced as far as possible.

One more thing…what’s the point of having a separate escrow account for claims to be administered by an independent US civil service agency. BP has already been settling all claims on a 48 hr turn around time basis. I doubt any government agency would be that quick!

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By: Benny_Acosta http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/14/bps-u-s-political-risk-goes-well-beyond-rhetoric/comment-page-1/#comment-2853 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:10:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3273#comment-2853 BP has to go. It’s very clear by now that this company cared nothing about the dangers of oil exploration/production. Once a hurricane picks up that oil, BP will be responsible for singlehandedly casting a blight across the Gulf states. Perhaps even our eastern coastal states will suffer. I’m sure it will be the darkest, most unwelcome hurricane anyone has ever seen.

And to think that this destruction would be unleashed by a NATO ally. Way to represent your country BP. Get BP out of the picture and let our own expert salvage folks and engineers take over and get the job done. There are many respected Americans in the field that understand the problem and can solve it given the resources. Get them together. Get them what they need. And get BP out. They aren’t doing anything useful anyway.

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By: meleze http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/14/bps-u-s-political-risk-goes-well-beyond-rhetoric/comment-page-1/#comment-2845 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 06:21:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3273#comment-2845 Good presentation of the different choices except one thing that you fail to imagine: the qualification of a crime that could lead to hold BP CEO on the american territory and ask him for the famous caution to prepare freely his defense.
Obama is going to make a declaration in some hours. The report of your colleague (http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE65 73FD20100614) points out the context of the next election of november? “There ain’t much he can say. We’re all commercial fishermen and we can’t go out and make a living,” he said in blazing heat in Venice, Louisiana.

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By: AmericaninCan1 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/14/bps-u-s-political-risk-goes-well-beyond-rhetoric/comment-page-1/#comment-2844 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 03:32:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3273#comment-2844 The BP brand will certainly have to die in North America. Otherwise the US government should pick out a number that they think BP could survive (without bankruptcy). Say it is $20 billion. Then set up an escrow account and cap the liability at that amount. Let the administrators of the escrow fund handle the inevitable swindles and lawsuits. Let BP get on with the job of stopping the oil leak and building a new corporate culture.

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