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  • BP: The Inside Story Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:00 PM ET

    It’s pretty safe to say that BP has been the most-watched company in the world for the last 100+ days since the fire and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began.

  • BP Says 'Desired Outcome' Reached in Static Kill Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 4:59 AM ET
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    BP on Wednesday said its “static kill” operation to stem the leak at its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico appeared to have succeeded, a step the UK energy group described as a “significant milestone”.

  • CEO Blog: Are You Prepared For A Disaster? Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 12:59 PM ET

    Corporate America has a lesson to learn here—we must act as though people’s lives and livelihoods depend upon our decisions. Because they do. The best defense against disaster, whether natural or man-made, is to take steps now to ensure your organization is safeguarded against accidents, fortified to withstand them, and buoyant enough to recover in their wake.

  • Yoshikami: BP, CEO's, and Accountability Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 10:32 AM ET
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    Looks like Tony Hayward will have his life back after all. British oil giant BP has replaced him with Bob Dudley, an American known for diplomacy. This move that might soften U.S. criticism of the way BP has been handling the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • A Responsible BP Must Go Beyond Petroleum Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 12:18 PM ET
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    The biggest challenge for Dudley is going to be reconfiguring the company culture toward rigorous accountability. Going forward, corporate social responsibility (CSR) will have a new found meaning at BP.

  • Real Estate Agents Want BP Payback Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 2:14 PM ET
    Workers clean up oil patches and tar that washed up on the beach from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on June 8, 2010 in Orange Beach, Alabama.

    "I'm hearing from them constantly." That's what Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of a $20 billion oil spill compensation fund, told members of Congress. Them? Real estate agents and brokers. "They make a credible argument," he adds.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Monitor BP Talks With Apache Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 10:46 AM ET
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    Apache has a reputation of grabbing mature assets on the cheap and squeezing substantial value out of them. There is a distinct possibility that the reported $10-plus billion asset sale could include BP's Alaska operations.

  • BP, The Board Game Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 11:49 AM ET
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    In the "I'd never believe it if I didn't see it with my own eyes" category, BP once released a board game called "Offshore Oil Strike".

  • BP Spill Nears Somber Record as Gulf's Biggest Gusher Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 11:39 AM ET
    Workers use a vacuum as they continue the cleanup of oil in Barataria Bay June 19, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana.

    BP's massive oil spill will become the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico by Thursday based on the highest of the federal government's estimates, an ominous record that underscores the oil giant's dire need to halt the gusher.

  • US Needs to Exploit Nat Gas Reserves: Pickens Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 11:22 AM ET
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    The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has sparked more talk of a move to clean energy, and billionaire energy investor Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital Management, is among those calling for action.

  • BP to Bail Out Own-Brand Name Gas Stations Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 2:31 PM ET
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    Oil giant BP is floating a financial lifeline to the owners, operators and suppliers of the gas stations around America that bear its name and have been struggling because of boycotts prompted by the Gulf spill.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Tony Hayward Needs to End Speculation Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
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    The company is making a serious mistake by being so secretive about the true nature of it capital needs.

  • Collateral Demands Growing for BP Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 3:50 PM ET
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    Some of BP’s other trading partners, or counterparties, are asking for letters of credit from banks to guarantee that BP will make good on future trading debts, says one of the people familiar with the matter.

  • As Drilling Increases, Cleanup Technology Lags Saturday, 26 Jun 2010 | 1:22 PM ET
    Workers use a vacuum as they continue the cleanup of oil in Barataria Bay June 19, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana.

    While oil companies have spent billions of dollars to drill deeper and farther out to sea, relatively little money and research have gone into finding new, improved ways to respond to oil spills in deepsea conditions like those in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    The first tropical depression of the Atlantic 2010 hurricane season has formed in the Western Caribbean, but it is unclear if it will pass over the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • BP Bond Offering Hits a Snag Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 4:57 PM ET
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    It soon became clear that the “risk factors” section of the documents, in which BP would lay out the perceived risks to its bondholders, was too delicate an explanation to rush, says one of the people familiar with the matter, and the company realized it would likely need at least another week to finish the prospectus.

  • Oil Remains King in Russia, But for How Long? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 12:46 PM ET
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    One of the major topics of conversation at the just-concluded economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, was energy, specifically oil and the situation in the Gulf. That’s not surprising, as Russia is very rich in oil, natural gas and other commodities.

  • Farrell: Trade War Diverted and Tony Did What? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    The threat of a trade war between the US and China is greatly reduced. The move should help combat Chinese inflation a little by making imports less expensive. The only major country the Chinese have a trade surplus with is the US. Exporters to China should still see better trade as the richer currency buys more.

  • Kenneth R. Feinberg, the Treasury Department's special appointee for executive compensation.

    “Investors in BP should know that there’s now an alternative to the litigation system in place,” Kenneth Feinberg said in a telephone interview with CNBC Sunday afternoon. “I think that’s a really helpful sign if you’re an investor.”

  • BP, The White House & Congress Are All Dirty Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 4:58 PM ET
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    All eyes in Washington, Wall Street and Main Street were turned on the Congressional show trial featuring beleaguered BP CEO Tony Hayward yesterday. Hayward was a disaster. He played dumb. He stonewalled. And he never got honest about BP's colossal failure of human judgment that caused this catastrophe. But folks, seriously, what did you expect?