These companies are always cash strapped. Yes-No, its kind of a game. They can handle the cost, but surely don't want to. Politics is a big problem.
They are selling assets to protect them from being levied. All those assets are owned to create profit. You don't own something that doesn't have a profit outlook.
This company is being milked. I'm not saying they shouldn't pay for the problems they created, they should. But lets look at Goldman, Lehman, Bear, Fannie, Freddie and all the other companies that Clinton and Company used to create one of the Worlds biggest problems, Why do they not have to surrender Cost's for Damages.
It's a Political form of Extortion from the left. And that's what this president is. A Left-Fascist.
I am glad you got your political licks in, but the vry same President is not going to sit back and watch BP part themselves out piece by piece where the remaining assets are below the total liabilities.. That is not going to happen..
You may think BP is liquidationg itself based on what you said.. If you noticed that, so did the authorities.. They will put their boots on their neck!