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    BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    What a jerk!

    FOXNews.com - BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Relatively 'Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    The chief executive of BP told a British newspaper that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is "relatively tiny" compared with the "very big ocean."

    The chief executive of BP told a British newspaper that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is "relatively tiny" compared with the "very big ocean."

    Tony Hayward, in an interview with the Guardian newspaper at the company's Houston crisis center, said:

    "The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume," he said.

    U.S. officials estimate that at least 5,000 barrels of oil per day are leaking from a pipeline more than 5,000 feet deep that was damaged more than three weeks ago by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, which later sunk. Eleven workers died in the disaster.

    Hayward told the Guardian that BP would "fix" the disaster, which could become the biggest ecological disaster in U.S. history.

    "We will fix it. I guarantee it," he told the newspaper. "The only question is we do not know when."

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    Re: BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    Translation: the long term damage to the ecosystem has already been done, now all we can do is unsuccessfully try to minimize perceptions with failed PR campaigns.

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    Re: BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    Maybe their Board of Directors needs to tell the execs to shut the hell up and stop giving interviews to the press, if they can't open their mouths without saying something stupid. Hopefully their response to the environmental crisis goes better than their response to their own PR crisis.
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    Re: BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    Looks like a good time to buy BP stock.
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    Re: BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    Why he may have been factually correct, it was a really dumb thing to day. Talk about the epitome of im-politic at the moment. It is about as dumb as the AIT representative in US who pointed out that eating US beef is safer than riding a scooter in Taiwan. Thile factually correct, given the controversy at the time over US beef, really stupid. Any MORE good examples of how people really need to THINK before they say something to the media?
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    Re: BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    Why would anyone be surprised at this a$$hole saying something like that? That is big oil's attitude about OUR planet's environment in general, "Screw everything else, we NEED more profit."

    He and his entire board of directors should be sitting behind bars awaiting trial for crimes against nature.

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    Re: BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Why would anyone be surprised at this a$$hole saying something like that? That is big oil's attitude about OUR planet's environment in general, "Screw everything else, we NEED more profit."

    He and his entire board of directors should be sitting behind bars awaiting trial for crimes against nature.
    The wierd thing about all of this is that BP had a reasonably good reputation for its work in alternative energy. It was unnoticed by many and it will now be totally ignored in the face of this debacle in the Gulf of Mexico...
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    Re: BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    5,000 barrels is barely accurate.

    We could be seeing as high as 50,000 barrels a day.
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    Re: BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Looks like a good time to buy BP stock.
    Wait a couple of weeks and it should be a better time.

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    Re: BP Exec: Gulf of Mexico 'Relatively Tiny' Compared to 'Very Big Ocean'

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The wierd thing about all of this is that BP had a reasonably good reputation for its work in alternative energy. It was unnoticed by many and it will now be totally ignored in the face of this debacle in the Gulf of Mexico...
    That they dipped their toe in "alternative energy" somehow mitigates the fact that have DESTROYED millions of people's way of life and CAUSED an environmental disaster of almost unmeasurable proportions?

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