Please do not tease the shorts! It is not nice. let's just enjoy th earnings beat and the movement of the stock price to near $60 this month. It is impolite to gloat and make #$%$ of the less fortunate.
This dogfight between business partners goes both ways. While BP pursues to access RIG's liability insurance, RIG (and HAL) now claim that BP's admitted (via a criminal plea bargain) lie about the volume of the oil flow after the blowout was such a fundamental breach of their contract(s) that it voids contract terms like the one that would otherwise prevent the contractors from recovering certain losses from BP (like the value of RIGs lost drilling platform). Whether or not these efforts are successful -- either way -- it makes me wonder how these three prominent companies can possibly work together in the future, let alone now, on other, current projects.