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Stupid animals! Either they’re in the way or they steal your money!

EDIT: People say it’s a British company and British oil, but I was told it was owned by both the British and the USA. Are the news I watch total crap?
(I only drew Americans because they are the ones who has to deal with it)


16th June 2010

Tagged in America Sister America


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8 months ago #9581929        
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#SaveTheOil

12 months ago #9542071        
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Louisiana: *high-pitched screaming* "NO! THE GULF! HOW ELSE AM I TO MAKE MONEY?! MOST OF IT COMES FROM BOTH THE FISHING AND SEAFOOD BUSINESS, WHICH COMES FROM THE GULF!" *falls to knees, sobbing* "MY LIFE IS RUINED!!!!"

2 years ago #9405879        
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Regarding ownership: BP was the majority stakeholder in this particular exploitation, which made them the easy and obvious party to be thrown under the bus (as well as being foreign owned).

Here's a little clarification and history lesson for those that want it: The US government auctions off leases for companies to exploit the oil fields. Many offshore oil projects are joint projects because of how expensive they are. In this case, BP brought in Anadarko Petroleum and MOEX, companies you've probably never heard of because they only are in the production business and do not retail fuel like BP does. If in the exploring phase, as this was, they charter (lease/rent) a movable drilling rig (a mobile rig, "jack-up", or drill ship). BP reached out to Transocean, one of the biggest offshore drilling companies in the US & world. Transocean also subcontracted to Halliburton (fellow Americans may remember this name the 2000 presidential election). The blow-out preventer that failed was built by another company. At the end of the day, Transocean employees were cutting corners (and in doing so breaking US environmental and occupational safety laws) at the urging of BP employees. At the end of the day (so to speak), BP got the worst of it because they were the high-visibility target. Transocean also got hit pretty hard with fines and penalties because it was their people that actually broke the law (bear in mind that 32 of 126 crew died in the disaster, a few BP, several Transocean). Halliburton, Anadarko, and MOEX did not suffer consequences nearly as much.

2 years ago #9378511        
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"who lives in a pineapple under the sea? who died in an oil spill because of B.P.?"
yeah. ._. I remember this well.

27 days ago #9673385        
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STUPID ANIMALS!? EX-CI-USE ME?!

Kyasarin

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3 months ago #9646392        
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Ah, oil jokes. My geography teacher made lots of those whenever we talked about America... It was fun :D

4 months ago #9643158        
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HEY! OIL ISN'T ONLY THE USA'S MONEY!
It's also Alberta's money to... I mean, so is grain and cows but that isn't the point...

4 months ago #9634416        
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somebody call PETA.
@potatoe4life report the oil to PETA!

7 months ago #9595417        
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Hah! In America, you have the people who say "SAVE THE ANIMALS!", then people who say, "SAVE THE OIL!"

8 months ago #9581404        
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Fuckin' BP

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