BP accepts responsibility for Gulf oil spill

Author: Simon Bowers - guardian.co.uk
Date: Sunday 2 May 2010
Categories: Critical accounts of negative impacts, News Articles, Oil spills

British oil and gas group’s chief executive says it accepts role as ‘responsible party’ for clean-up

BP was fighting to save its reputation in the US, insisting the response effort was “the largest ever mobilised anywhere in the world”. The British oil and gas group, still bitterly remembered for the 2005 Texas City refinery explosion that killed 15 and for environmentally damaging pipeline leaks in Alaska, is reaching out to Louisiana communities, establishing town hall meetings and places for volunteers to enrol. It is also working with the local shipping community to make sure as many vessels as possible are available to help with the response effort.

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