Chevron promised to fully clean-up a spill off Brazil's coast, the CEO of the local subsidiary, George Buck, said on Sunday, taking responsibility for an accident that has become a major test for one of the world's fastest-growing oil frontiers. Read full article
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When one can no longer dodge the facts, harm can only be reduced by admitting to one's mistakes. There's nothing honest or noble in Chevron's admission. It is now admitting to its mismanagement - 10 days after the spill - because it can't avoid the facts anymore. Initially Chevron, represented by the idiotic Heloisa Marcondes, the subsidiary's press officer, even maintained that the spill was a natural phenomenon. Brazil's press has exerted zero pressure over Chevron to be more transparent regarding the oil spill, since it is, of course, much more interested in such vital questions as what kind was the plane which Minister Lupi used to travel to Maranhão, whether it was a Sêneca or a King Air.Nov 21st, 2011 - 04:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Chevron, . . . has come under criticism in Brazilian newspapers for failing to provide an immediate explanation for the spill and for a failure to provide a clear estimate of how much oil has leaked into the ocean.Nov 21st, 2011 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
and I have to repeat - it was not an oil 'spill'.
'Immediate explanation' - hardly surprising, until the facts were established geologically, technically and mathematically.
'Estimate of how much oil has leaked' - hardly surprising as it was a non-point-source seepage.
And the 'bad guys' in this purchased sector exploitation are Chevron Brasil, Petrobras, Transocean, and a Japanese consortium - which I cannot identify yet.
But surely the REAL bad guy is the bright young mathematician who researched the geophysical 3D data profiles and, from them, put a pressure factor into the algorithm that determined the 'mud' sealant density/viscosity characteristics.
Perhaps he should be dragged to trial in Brasil with a view to him spending the rest of his natural life in a Brasilian prison,
or perhaps he could be taken to the sector in chains by aeroplane and then, from a great height, thrown into the sheen that he was responsible for.