Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Let’s hear it for BP!


Well, if I can use a gratuitous exclamation point for one post, I guess I can do it for another. Daughter Linda doesn’t know it yet, but she has just become an author on the Orlop. She opined as follows in an e-mail:

Did someone say BP? Ah well, I must weigh in, though as per usual, I know little and am easily confused. I buy gas at BP and do not intend to stop, those folks at my corner station had nothing to do with the decisions leading up to the spill. And I hate that so many folks who seem to have no love for the US are using this tragedy to point to the evils of capitalism as the culprit… even while enjoying the fruits of said system. Hypocrites. That said, I think we are not being given the full truth by BP as to the extent of this crisis, I have read about the well casings underground being cracked and how the the sea floor has been compromised with an oil gusher that will not be stopped easily even by the relief drills. Those drills are being touted as the solve all, but are actually pretty iffy. So sad for the residents and businesses along the coast. Then we have a president who doesn’t want a good crisis to go to waste and is just compounding the suffering by making sure more jobs are lost by putting a moratorium on gulf drilling and the cap and trade legislation. Oh I could go on, but given the political diversity of my beloved family, will stop. Oh… and cut poor Mr. Hayward a little slack and let him to to a yacht race without the whole world howling!

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Dave, proud papa


3 Responses to “Let’s hear it for BP!”
  1. Jim says:

    Hey, I’m glad to hear this. We all feel pretty bad about the mess BP has made, and readily acknowledge that corners must have been cut. And you are right, the folk at you petrol station did nothing to cause the disaster and are as innocent at the those who have the terrible mess on their shoreline. I understand, and hope that BP are doing all they can to put things right, and it certainly seems a shame that the guy has been made to feel guilty for spending a single day with his son.

    Blaming all and anyone associated will not prevent another disaster; learning from mistakes will, and I hope we do.


  2. Dave says:

    Good to hear from you again. You may be interested in this link, representing another viewpoint about the spill.


    I’ve owned BP shares for several years and believe they have the resources to recover from their mistakes and emerge stronger as a result. Too optimistic?

  3. Jim says:

    No, not too optimistic (where would we be without hope?).

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