CNBC says it's his first since 2011. He's done so much for the bank, since then, hasn't he ?
OOOH, 200K, shortdick -- just think of the doublewide you could buy with that dough.... You'd be the envy of your trailer park ! It would be a good move, especially if you're going to wait the thirty years for BP to reach 80 bucks.... heh, heh, heh.....
For the record, in 2014 I asked the noted flannelmouth SHORTBALLS the following:
"So tell the audience, genius, just how much Appreciation BP has enjoyed during the past year...."
Appreciation, he says, is important.
He's adept at asking meaningless questions, but SHORT on answers that could save you money. BP's appreciation in 2014 was MINUS $10.31, or a NEGATIVE 21.3 PERCENT (Open 1/2 to close 12/31). Perhaps it has to do with the fact that BP is careless, or a scofflaw, or just plain poorly managed. You decide.
Like most BP longs, he's not good with coming across with the truth. But you, youknow, deserved an answer for your decision.
Laugh THIS off -- they'll be AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PATCH, BEHIND THE LEGITIMATE COMPANIES. Even pumping the yield won't save them. Mismanagement is as mismanagement does....
Glad you know that. As for the other readers who did NOT seem to know, here's a Wiki quote that shows why:
" It has been noted that if not for the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 or the RCRA exemption that exempts oil and gas waste from being designated as a hazardous waste, underground injection would have included fracking operations, and the EPA would have had the power to further regulate it as well as enforcing disclosure requirements.  Some[who?] say that these exemptions not only create inadequate regulations but also provide incentives for gas and oil companies to use chemicals that may increase the risks of exposure to local communities."
See that ? 2005 -- CHENEY PRESIDENCY, AND COMPLETELY REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED CONGRESS. When the Democrats were in control, America got health care. WHEN THE TEABAGGERS GOT CONTROL, WE GOT OIL DRILLING #$%$ IN OUR DRINKING WATER.
I trust even the Securitate understand the value of education. Read the book RUN TO FAILURE, which I learned about reading posts on this website. It shows how BP's management systematically created environmental and safety issues that continually threaten the company, and the people that surround it.
Union Carbide may have been such a company. Boeing is not, although its CEO doesn't give a damn about his employees. Neither company has calculated the value of a human life for accident-lawsuit purposes, as BP has done. Read the book, and see that your money is better invested elsewhere -- unless, like in the "old country," you like to see people mutilated so you can make money.
So all I have on my side is BP has the worst oil OSHA safety record in the US, 26 dead in 5 years, multiple criminal convictions, tens of billions in fines and reparations, and a stock that has been stagnant for 17 years.
While you have "I have my civic duty."
In other words, you're either paid or delusional.
A WHILE ? If you've held this stock SINCE MAY, 1997, you've made NOTHING! Dividends don't make up for that kind of dead money.
I'm beginning to think that BP ought to get higher-paid paid posters. You, hetedrol, shortdick and the others just don't make their case !
I suppose this BP rescue fantasy of yours is healthier than the one you have about the 16-year-old girl next door, so by all means, enjoy it.
Good luck with that buy-and-mold strategy, shortdick. Meanwhile, I'm looking at GROWTH stocks, not COMPANIES THAT BLOW THEMSELVES UP.
How's that plan workin' for ya, skippy? BP down this morning as much as CVX and XOM COMBINED!
They had their chance and lost it in front of SCOTUS, earlier. The Supremes aren't going to quibble about the amount, once they agreed not to litigate the verdict.
Romanian, are we ? That explains the vicious logic you want to employ. Meanwhile, events and the trial have shown that the only people who are oblivious are those running BP -- to the consequences of their actions.
Boys, before you look any more the blowhards -- BP has few comparisons to Exxon, besides the facts that both released a lot of oil. BP's safety record is a disaster compared to the other majors. They have left a trail of dead for the papers, Congress and the Justice Department to follow. Exxon's one famous release killed no one. And as for BP pretending to split after-the-fact of the spill, it's easy for the government to pierce that veil and reach down BP's throat for the fines. BP's most recent foolish-looking actions show just how desperate they are, to evade justice. And there's no George Bush on the horizon to let them off the hook.