there is another disaster linked to drilling. mud may have had something to do with the BP well failurehttp://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/06/sidoarjos_manmade_mud_volcano.html
It is called stupidity.
I'd stay away from BP for a while
There was a blowout not too long ago in China with a sour gas well. The high levels of hydrogen sulphide in the release wiped out a small local village. Not much information on that came out of China.