The Root Of Beyond Petroleum

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The Root of Beyond Petroleum 's Issues in the face of Environmental Disasters, (Mis) Management and their Public Image.

Drilling for oil is risky business and what makes it worthwhile is the payoff. To put it simply fossil fuels, oil and its distillates remain to be the lifeblood flowing through the veins of a highly industrialized and demanding modern industry. Transportation, Power Generation, Manufacturing, Motorsport, our very lives depend on oil.

Arguments can be made that the most recent disasters to befall this oil giant could have happened to any other oil company however among the far reaching consequences of these disasters is the scrutiny that BP now finds itself under. This intense focus continues to reveal that these accidents could have been prevented, and more importantly better mitigated if BP had simply followed respected best practices for managing a crisis – and for managing period. BP 's apparent culture of deceit and arrogance perpetuated by executive actions resulted in negligence across the board, added to that BP 's missteps in handling especially their most recent and most deadly incident and we have mounting evidence that points to more than just bad luck being involved.

On April 10th 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Louisiana exploded, killing 11, injuring 17 and spewing in excess of 3 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. This is only the most recent incident in BP 's operating history, 4 years prior a corroded pipe…
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