It was good to hear the US Ambassdor on the radio yesterday use BP’s proper name, say it is a multinational Group and point out it has 38% of its assets in the USA. He did so in response to some words from a past posting on this website which were put to him. These were the simple points I was making, to try to ensure a proper perspective on the tragedy. I fully understand that this bad accident has upset many people in the affected area whose lives have been badly affected and who deserve compensation and assistance.
I hope the change of CEO will make it easier for BP and the US administration to work together on the final resolution of the bad oil spill. I also look forward to a full account of this disaster, which gets to the bottom of the roles and responsibilities of all involved in the oil drilling, oil service, and oil prospecting companies and amongst the regulators.