The truth behind the greatest environmental disaster in U.S.history
In 2005, fifteen workers were killed when BP's Texas CityRefinery exploded. In 2006, corroded pipes owned by BP led to anoil spill in Alaska. Now, in 2010, eleven men drilling for BP werekilled in the blowout of the Macondo well in the Gulf ofMexico.
What's next? In In Too Deep: BP and the Drilling Race ThatTook it Down, Stanley Reed a journalist who has covered BP forover a decade'and investigative reporter Alison Fitzgerald answernot only that question, but also examine why these disasters happento BP so much more than other large oil companies.
- Places the blame on a corporate culture created by former BPCEO John Browne who was forced to resign in 2007 after he lied incourt documents in a case involving his gay lover
- Details a BP built on risk-taking and cost-cutting
- Examines the past, present, and future of BP
In August 2010, BP successfully "killed" the company's damageddeepwater well. But, the environmental fallout and public relationscampaign to rebuild the brand are just beginning. In Too Deepdetails why BP, why now, and what's next for this oil giant.
About the Author
STANLEY REED was London Bureau Chief of BusinessWeek from19962010. He is a specialist on the Middle East and energy.He has covered BP for more than a decade and accompanied then-CEOJohn Browne on a trip to Russia in 2003. He also visited BP'sThunderhorse, the largest oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, in2009. He won the 2003 Best of Knight-Bagehot Award from theColumbia Journalism School for his coverage of the Iraq war. He isnow a reporter-at-large for Bloomberg News.
ALISON FITZGERALD, an investigative reporter at Bloomberg News,writes about the convergence of government and economics inWashington, D.C. Her coverage of the financial crisis andgovernment rescue of the banking industry won her the 2009 GeorgeW. Polk Award for national reporting and the "Best of the Best"award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.Her 2008 work on the global food crisis was honored by the OverseasPress Club.
Table of Contents
Cast of Characters.
Chapter 1 Night of Horror, Day of Triumph.
Chapter 2 The Oil Lord.
Chapter 3 Agents of Empire.
Chapter 4 The Big Kahuna of the Gulf.
Chapter 5 Money, Politics and Bad Timing.
Chapter 6 Lord Browne's Long Goodbye.
Chapter 7 Riding the Throughput Curve.
Chapter 8 Tony Hayward Comes up Short.
Chapter 9 Disaster on the Horizon.
Chapter 10 BP Struggles to Survive.
About the Authors.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Stanley Reed and Alison Fitzgerald do a great job describing the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and its affects on the economy and the environment. The authors write the book in a way that any reader can understand. People working in the oil industry as well as environmentalisst will find the information given from personal interviews insightful and infromative. As a geology major I found that In Too Deep has shown me the way that oil industries, including small and large companies, work and how important they are to the economy. I recommend this book to anyone who finds the oil industries interesting or want to learn about the preventable 2010 oil spill. Morgan, OSU Comp Student Spring 2011