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BP’s second kitchen-sinking can’t mask comeback

November 2, 2010

It will be a long time before BP is back to business as usual following the Gulf of Mexico disaster. But it appears the oil and gas company is making a comeback.

BP’s heir has right accent but not background

July 26, 2010

Bob Dudley, BP's likely next chief, may be a superb diplomat. But the American executive's roots at Amoco -- the oil company BP acquired in 1998, and which has been the source of most of its safety problems -- make him a less than ideal choice to reform BP's flawed corporate culture. A fresh hire from outside arguably stands a better chance of transforming BP.