BP crisis pushes Big Oil further into deep water

deepwater-horizon
Firefighters tackle a blaze on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig

After an explosion on April 20, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig owned by BP crumbled and sank into the Gulf of Mexico, precipitating what US president Barack Obama has called “the worst environmental catastrophe America has ever faced”. At the time of writing, the leak in the well had still not been plugged.

Initial BP estimates suggested 1,000 barrels of oil a day were being lost, but that figure has been revised dramatically upwards. On June 15, the US government said between 35,000 and 65,000

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.risk.net/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Risk.net account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: