Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP
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Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP

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A gripping and eye-opening account of a corporation in crisis, setting the spill in its broader context within the history of BP and big oil

In April 2010, the world watched in alarm as BP's Macondo well suffered a fatal explosion and a catastrophic leak. Over the next three months, amid tense scenes of corporate and political finger-pointing, millions of barrels of crude o...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 7th 2011 by Random House UK
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BP is the rival to Exxon and Shell in globalised disaster capitalism's fossil fool (energy from oil) racket.

Plunder and pollution for a profit a 100+ years on courtesy of the bloody British Empire. Anglo-Persian Oil Company was bailed out in 1914 by the British Government taking a majority shareholding stake pushed by Lord of the Admiralty Churchill.

What the author Bergin fails to give is bigger picture The APO Company and other business interests wanted their trade route secu...more
Dan Glover
Tom Bergin has written a compelling tale of a company, British Petroleum, who sacrificed the safety of its own people, its stakeholders and the environment for the sake of a robust bottom line. While the thrust of this book, like all stories, can never be purely objective, Bergin certainly was in a position to know the story more fully than anyone else, being the head of Reuters resource and energy sector coverage and personally managing coverage of BP for years. Bergin ultimately tells the tale...more
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