Industry Steps Up Pro-Offshore Drilling Campaign

June 22, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

To pardon the pun, but the tide is turning. Soon everything could be back to normal. There is an aggressive lobbying campaign by the oil industry to overturn Obama’s offshore drilling moratorium, despite the fact that opposition of offshore drilling continues to rise. Part of the industry campaign is to argue that support for offshore … Read More

“A Global Laughing Stock”

June 21, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

The Washington Post leads this morning on how the critical players in the Gulf disaster are all hiring public relations consultants like they are going out of fashion to try and repair their battered and bruised images. BP, according to the paper, “has assembled a formidable team of Democrats for its Washington lobbying and public-relations … Read More

From Humpty Dumpty, to Mr Bean to Mr Has-Been..

June 18, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

Did we get any real answers from Tony Hayward yesterday when he appeared before an influential Congressional cmmittee? No Did we get the truth from Hayward, currently depicted as the most hated man in America? No All we got from Tony Hayward was stone-walling, evasion and a deadpan panto of going through the motions.

It’s Time for the Truth, Tony

June 17, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

Yesterday was yet another gaffe from BP, but thankfully it was not yet another one from the company’s CEO Tony Hayward. This time it was the company’s chairman who was speaking to the media for the first time. As he left the White House, BP’s chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said: “We care about the small people. … Read More

A Vital Week for BP – Will it Sink or Swim?

June 14, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

So the viral joke on the internet is that whether it be oil spills or footballs – England can’t contain either. After England goalie Robert Green’s disastrous mistake against the US on Saturday night at the World Cup – can England get anything right? For  BP there have been many weeks that have ebbed and … Read More