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British Petroleum: Safety versus Profit

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British Petroleum put a monopoly on the oil production in America and consequently neglected to place the environment and the well being of their own workers to their top priorities, therefore people need to know that BP is more focused on profit than safety. Also people need to be aware that there are more safer alternatives for energy than oil. There has been three separate occasions where BP has purposely overlooked there infrastructure, as well as their inspections and the maintenance of their employee’s well being. Even though taking crude oil businesses such as BP out of the picture when it comes to sources of energy would take out certain jobs and effect the economic recovery, there are alternatives to oil that will provide better jobs, a cleaner environment, and a standard of business that would positively stimulate the economy. The first unheeded incident with BP was the explosion at the Texas city refinery, which was purchased knowing how old and how much improvement was needed. The refinery was built in 1934 and up until then accident it was in very poor condition. The refinery BP purchased was formally known as Amoco and was twelve hundred acres in size. Even before BP took control of the refinery it was host to rotted out columns, structures that were immense in rust problems with no protection of corrosion, and blow down drums that were primitive compared to todays technology. When Amoco was owner of this refinery, they all ready wanted to make improvements
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