BP: Three Congressional Hearings into Prudhoe Bay

August 21, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

As well as facing a lawsuit from its shareholders, it has emerged that BP now faces three Congressional hearings into its problems at Prudhoe Bay. Republican Don Young, has scheduled a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, for Sept. 13.

BP Sued by Shareholders For Alaskan Shut-Down

August 16, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

The fall-out from BP’s Alaskan fiasco continues. The company’s shareholders have now filed a lawsuit against top executives accusing them of letting investors down by failing to repair the pipeline that forced the shutdown of part of Prudhoe Bay. The lawsuit filed earlier this week in Manhattan is targeted at board members and directors including … Read More

BP Spins Alaska Story

August 14, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Public relations trade magazine, PR Week has reported that BP has “more than doubled the number of external communications people” working in its Anchorage office due to its current problems in Alaska. According to PR Week, “the company’s image is taking a battering because advocacy groups are wondering how such an ‘eco-friendly’ company let something … Read More

Can You Be Sure of Shell?

June 23, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 5 Comments

Shell is embroiled in a major safety scandal after one of its senior consultants has disclosed to The Guardian newspaper that documents have been falsified and safety procedures ignored in the North Sea. What’s worth, the consultant, Bill Campbell, who worked directly for Shell for 24 years, says he brought his concerns to the attention … Read More

BP: Worst Polluter in US

May 9, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Figures released by the US Environmental Protection Agency reveal that America’s worst-polluting plant is BP’s troubled Texas City oil refinery where 15 workers died in an explosion last year. The refinery released three times as much pollution in 2004 as it did in 2003. It raises the question about whether BP has been underreporting toxic … Read More

BP’s Arctic Troubles Mount

April 6, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

For years oil analyst-turned whistleblower, Chuck Hamel, has been saying that the oil company operations in Alaska are a sham. He has become a conduit for whistleblowers working on the North Slope and for Alyeska -the joint pipeline company. They have bought to him information concerning corrosion, quality assurance, health and safety and many other … Read More

ANWR Irony

March 20, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

In a great case of irony, US Senate Budget Committee has passed a bill that includes a provision to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling, just days after the region suffered its worst oil spill.