Browsing the "BP" Tag

BP Ready for Extended Gulf of Mexico Trial

February 27th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

In what is his first in-depth newspaper interview since becoming CEO of BP in 2010, Bob Dudley has made it quite clear that they are expecting the trial into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to last for several years. The Sunday Telegraph in the UK scored the interview with Dudley, who said that he was hopeful of doing "some deals" on the details of the case, but was really expecting the case to last until 2014.


Big Oil: Tens of Billions in Cash Reserves but Opposing Fair Tax System

October 4th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

On September 19 President Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years, including raising $1.5 trillion by closing special interest loopholes and other revenue raisers. This includes eliminating $41 billion in tax loopholes for the oil and gas industry (p. 63) over the next decade


Worst Corporation of the Year? (Corporate Hall of Shame Voting)

August 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Corporate Accountability International is hosting its annual Corporate Hall of Shame "awards." Good list of candidates to choose from. Make your way over to the Corporate Hall of Shame Voting Booth to vote. Here's a preview of the corporations in the running this year


"Guerilla Ballet" Crashes BP-Sponsored Opera Event in Trafalgar Square, London

July 15th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Friends of a fellow Important Media writer, 3 ballet dancers, made a statement this week by interrupting BP's 3rd Summer Screen in Trafalgar Square, London. The ballet dancers danced a short piece based on Swan Lake, "with the classic tale used as analogy for BP’s controversial investment in the Canadian tar sands," the UK Tar Sands Network reports


Hands Across the Sand Events Across the US Today

June 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Over one year since the horrible BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, media attention on the matter has waned, politicians have gone back to their old ways, and oil companies.. well, you know what they do (all while residents and wildlife are still being tremendously harmed by the disaster). But many (beyond those clearly harmed) have not forgotten and have been continuously working to prevent another such disaster in the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere else in the United States


Oil Companies & U.S. Chamber of Commerce — One & the Same?

May 6th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Continuing on with our series on 350.org's The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn't Speak for Me campaign, let's take a quick look at some ties between the Chamber and the oil industry. As you may have heard, and 350.org recently noted, large oil companies are having a ball, raking in billions and billions of dollars in profit (that's right, not revenue but profit) while the U.S. economy suffers: "Exxon Mobil nabbed $10.7bn; Shell pulled in $6.9bn; Chevron, $4.5bn; and last but not least, BP, after accounting for oil spill losses still made out with $7.1bn."


BP Getting $13 Billion Tax Break? {TAKE ACTION}

April 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Last Wednesday, it was determined that BP would be getting $13 billion in tax credits. It is not clear if BP is even going to pay any taxes at all or if it will actually get money from the government after this. Why is BP getting so much money? Because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico



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