More Bad News For BP – This time From Baku

April 20, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

More bad new for BP: It has admitted the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline will cost 30 per cent more than first expected. David Woodward, head of BP Azerbaijan, said yesterday the 1,768 km (1,099 mile) pipeline would cost $3.9bn (£2.18bn) rather than $2.95bn. Although that is bad news – you just wait until the company starts … Read More

US Worst Polluter – Tries to Bury the Bad News

April 19, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

There is a saying that the best way to release bad news is to bury it. So what did the US do on Easter Monday – it released figures that showed that it emitted more greenhouse gases in 2004 than at any time in history, confirming its status as the world’s biggest polluter. Latest figures … Read More

BP in the Arctic – Silence is the Rule

April 19, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

For want of getting repetitious, it seems that BP has yet another corrosion problem in Alaska – this is its third. Chuck Hamel, BP’s bette noir, wrote to Stephen Johnson, administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to report that BP had suffered additional corrosion leaks, which it had not yet reported. One we … Read More

Art Not Oil

April 18, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Earlier today I said we haven’t got it in for BP. So, in the interests of impartiality, I am just passing this message on and not commenting on yet another organisation or person having a go at this Great British institution. It concerns Art Not Oil which is “a rolling exhibition aimed at encouraging artists … Read More

UK Scientist Attacks BP’s Role in Arctic Project

April 18, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Now – you might start thinking we have it in for BP, especially in the Arctic region. No, this is not true. The company seems to be doing enough damage to its corporate reputation and the environment without us. But now it faces further criticism for its operations. This time from the head of the … Read More