Topic archives: BP

Business bites: coal in the red … CarsGuide misled … VW ahead …

Business bites: coal in the red … CarsGuide misled … VW ahead …

July 29, 2015

Carsales has defeated CarsGuide in the Victorian Supreme Court. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: Kiwi rebate … Buffett sells oil stake … economies deflate …

Business bites: Kiwi rebate … Buffett sells oil stake … economies deflate …

February 18, 2015

How Australians subsidise Kiwi wine. And other business tidbits of the day.

Schwab’s ’11 biz: backflips, Saints, Malibu mansions, hypocrisy and massages

Schwab’s ’11 biz: backflips, Saints, Malibu mansions, hypocrisy and massages

December 23, 2011

Just who is the Egalitarian of the Year? Who performed the biggest backflip? Who's a saint, who's a sinner, and most importantly, who gave the best massage?

Leaked: 30,000 BP oil spill memos, emails and transcripts

Leaked: 30,000 BP oil spill memos, emails and transcripts

April 20, 2011 8

Greenpeace has obtained some 30,000 memos, emails and transcripts which document last year's disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Here's what Tom Cowie and Amber Jamieson pulled out of the WikiLeaks-style document dump.

The 2010 Crikey Arsehat Awards

The 2010 Crikey Arsehat Awards

December 23, 2010 2

Hats off to you all. Arsehats, that is.

Floor bed of Gulf oil could cause long term harm

December 20, 2010

A recently released US federal report claims oil spilled from BP's Gulf of Mexico well has seeped into sediment deep into the Gulf, where it is impossible to be removed and may harm marine life, writes Jeffrey Ball.

The most influential tweets of 2010

December 16, 2010

No festive season is complete without a smattering of "best of the year" lists and this one from Twitter compiles the ten most powerful tweets of the year. Top Twitter accounts include BP, the White House and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

The death of the BP well

September 20, 2010

Five months after the traumatic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a permanent cement plug has finally stopped the leak, with the federal bureau declaring the well "dead".

Meet the man behind BPGlobalPR

September 13, 2010

As the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico worsened, the popularity of Twitter spoof profile @BPGlobalPR -- an inept and amusing PR firm attempting to quell public outrage -- grew exponentially. The Awl interviews the man behind the witty one-liners.

Experts argue over extent of BP spill damage

August 10, 2010

BP continues its clean-up operations in the Gulf of Mexico while scientists bicker about the nature and extent of the spill, its effect on the environment and the best ways to prevent future disasters.

It’s official: BP’s disaster is the worst accidental spill ever

August 3, 2010

The White House and BP originally estimated the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to be at around 5000 barrels of oil a day. New official estimates now place that number at around 53,000 a day, officially making it the worst accidental oil spill in history, says Dan Froomkin.

Why are journalists believing BP’s rubbish?

July 30, 2010

This talk that the oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has "disappeared" is absolute bull, says Mac McClelland. BP is white-washing this story and the media are falling for it like fools.

Reports of dead oil soaked animals have been greatly exaggerated

July 30, 2010

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was a terrible tragedy, but it wasn't the worst environmental disaster of all time and it's been blown completely out of proportion, says Michael Grunwald.

BP: not dead yet

BP: not dead yet

July 29, 2010

BP boss Tony Hayward stepped down this week. The spill has more or less stopped leaking. The company has lost $17 billion in the last quarter. But is this the end for BP or can it get mop up the brand's damage?

Tony Hayward bows out

July 28, 2010

Beleaguered BP CEO Tony Hayward has ended speculation about the fate of his job and resigned, claiming his involvement in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was like "being hit by a bus."

Hayward’s head on BP chopping block

Hayward’s head on BP chopping block

July 26, 2010

According to a senior US government official, beleaguered gaffe-prone BP CEO Tony Hayward has his head on the chopping block and is set to be replaced by American Robert Dudley. But will switching the company's CEO's improve its reputation or further diminish it?

Did BP doctor photos of its crisis command centre?

July 21, 2010

It appears that BP is not only dodgy at capping leaks, but also dodgy at doctoring photographs. One blogger noticed that the oil giant altered a photograph of its command center. Dadly, too.

Would the Republicans have managed the Gulf oil spill any better?

July 21, 2010

The Obama administration has come under fire for its response to BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. But what would the Republicans have done differently, and would they have achieved a better result?

Can BP ever save itself?

July 20, 2010

BP is now intrinsically linked with the word "spill." The company may have capped its oil leak but salvaging whatever is left of its reputation will prove infinitely more difficult.

BP plugs Gulf oil spill

July 16, 2010

Nearly three months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig began spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP have finally plugged the leak. The beleaguered company has warned, however, that the disaster "isn't over."