It is not surprising that BP’s credibility regarding its own analysis of the causes of the disastrous oil spill has been criticized. Soon the independent panel, created by President Obama, should be issuing their report, which hopefully will be more highly regarded. Credibility of BP Oil Spill Study is Challenged, Wash. Post, Sept. 12.
The BP report spreads much of the responsibility for the catastrophic blowout to other companies involved in the well operation, and it concludes that some of BP’s most widely criticized decisions in the construction of the well probably did not contribute to the disaster.
Other companies involved in the operation have challenged the report’s credibility, saying it is flawed and self-serving.
- BP’s Oil Spill Report Lays Blame on “Multiple Companies and Work Teams” [Bp] (gizmodo.com)
- BP oil spill report released (bbc.co.uk)
- Regret, Apology Not Part of BP’s Oil Spill Report (Seattle Times)