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  • laeexv laeexv Jan 7, 2014 10:16 AM Flag

    Shell en BP consider selling Australian refineries and petrol stations

     

    I wish BP would consider selling its US operations especially those in the Gulf region. As an investor in BP I am very uncomfortable with operations anywhere near the Gulf. Way too much risk with the irresponsibly overzealous Government there. I cannot believe the justice department lets this circus go on the way it has. The only sensible decision by BP, and all other oil companies for that matter, is to leave the region.

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    • "I wish BP would consider selling its US operations especially those in the Gulf region."

      I am in agreement with this comment. Not for the reasons of that poster, but because BP's safety record is worst of any oil company, based on not only spills/accidents, but the number of OSHA citations. It's not even close.

      I only hope the economic impact has required BP to become a safe and responsible drilling operator.

      FWIW, the US government was complicit, in my opinion, and I hope their regulatory competence has improved, too.

    • Companies with quality engineers and personnel are making a killing in the Gulf of Mexico.A company like BP is paying out billions in fines and is set to pay out even more.Which companies are the investor pick?Dont blame anyone besides BP for its extensive failures.

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      • Nothing like Macondo, where no man has gone before. The stuff you are talking about is just infill drilling. Little holes in largely known geologies and pressures. Macondo was an entirely different endeavor. Its the kind of stuff the whole industry watches and learns from, mistakes and all. Government is only there to collect when things are going fine and to collect even more when things are very difficult. In the Gulf, government is behaving like the worst kind of parasite. Despicable. No morals. No ethics. No conscience. Only corruption covered greed.

      • Everyone is at risk in the Gulf. Its just a matter of time. Drilling in the Gulf is bad business considering the hostile government. Risk is worse albeit different than in Nigeria or Russia...and those two are bad! Really bad.

      • A BP engineer and Obama walk into a bar. Suddenly they see a tar ball laying on the ground of the Bar, and both try to pick it up as fast as they can. Oil is oil you know, and oil is money.

        They both start discussing to who gets the tar ball, and after a while, the BP engineer gets a idea!

        What if we kick each other in the nuts as hard as we can. And the one lest standing gets the ball.

        Obama (former High school socker player in Nigeria) thinks I'LL WIN THIS FOR SURE!!! I'll even let him go first.

        So, the BP engineer stepst back, starts running, and KICKS OBAMA IN THE NUTS! So hard, you can actually hear his nuts CRACK!
        But Obama is doesn't want to go through is knees and with tears in his eyes and his nuts in his throth he starts yelling to the BP engineer! AAAAaaarrh, THE F***** HURT, BUT THRUST ME, I'M GOING TO BREAK YOURS!! And after 30 minutes Obama is able again to move and positions himself to kick the Engineers nuts.

        But then the BP engineers look to Obama and say... you know what Obama?.... you can have the tarball... and walks away.

 
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