BP Says The World Only Has 53 Years Of Oil Left, Should You Panic?

Better hoon that Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat while you can, kids! The world only has about five decades worth of oil left before we run out and descend into what I can only assume is a Mad Max-like state of anarchy, according to a new report. And it's not from some alarmist environmental group — it's from BP. » 7/09/14 12:28pm 7/09/14 12:28pm

How BP Hilariously Locked Itself Into Billions in Oil Spill Payments

Last night, 60 Minutes aired a report on how BP is trying to get out of a contract that has forced the oil giant to pay billions in reparations stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even to people who weren't directly affected by the disaster. The funny thing is that BP has no one to blame but itself. » 5/05/14 3:11pm 5/05/14 3:11pm

The BP Oil Spill And Deepwater Horizon Explosion: Two Years Later

This past Friday, April 20th wasn't just a day to sit around, pluck an out-of-tune guitar and get stoned. It also marked the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the beginning of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the worst spills in U.S. history, its impacts are still… » 4/23/12 10:00am 4/23/12 10:00am

BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs And Fish With…

Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it's not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It's unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen. » 4/18/12 10:30am 4/18/12 10:30am

Tropical Storm Heading For BP Oil Spill

The National Hurricane Center thinks a tropical depression near the Bahamas will soon become a tropical storm and collide with the BP oil spill. Perhaps instead of naming it Tropical Storm Bonnie, they should call it Tropical Storm BP? [NHC] » 7/22/10 12:00pm 7/22/10 12:00pm

BP Photoshops Another Official Image Terribly

This week it came to light that BP had photoshopped—poorly—an official image of their crisis command center. Apparently, that wasn't an isolated incident. Let's take a closer look at this view from a helicopter, shall we? UPDATED: » 7/21/10 5:41pm 7/21/10 5:41pm

BP's Photoshopped 'Command Center' Picture

For the last four days, one of the photographs in this graphic has been on BP's official website with the caption "HIVE at Houston Command Center July 16, 2010." The only problem? The other photo actually shows the Command Center. » 7/20/10 12:15am 7/20/10 12:15am

Gulf Oil Spill Finally Stopped... For Now

Finally, after three months of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the busted Deepwater Horizon well head, the oil's stopped...for now. BP announced tentative success with a new 75-ton cap developed by an anonymous plumber. Mario? [AJC] » 7/15/10 4:30pm 7/15/10 4:30pm

Gas Station Owners React To Boycott, Ditch BP Franchises

The knee-jerk reactionaries boycotting BP by not buying gas at the company's franchises have made such an impact that station owners are starting to ditch the brand in favor of competitors. » 7/07/10 4:30pm 7/07/10 4:30pm

VIDEO: Oil Skimmer Worker Rescued After Six Hours In Gulf

A 49-year-old oil cleanup worker went overboard from a oil skimmer at around 3:00 AM Tuesday morning near the site of the BP oil spill. He was located around 9:00 AM and picked up by the Coast Guard, alive but dehydrated and exhausted. Here's the video of the rescue. » 7/07/10 10:20am 7/07/10 10:20am

The Best Thing About The Gulf Oil-Eating "Whale"?

The coolest thing about the humongous Taiwanese oil-skimmer named "A Whale" that's being tested right now in the Gulf isn't the ability to clean 500,000 barrels of oil per day. » 7/06/10 1:00pm 7/06/10 1:00pm

Boycott BP: Can It Be Done Right?

You'd think Boycotting BP would send a message to the company incapable of stopping the oilpocalypse in the Gulf of Mexico, right? Wrong. Most stations aren't even owned by BP. They're just locally-owned small businesses. But is there another way? » 6/29/10 9:00am 6/29/10 9:00am

This Is What Happens When BP Spills Coffee

Watch it. Laugh at it. Marvel at how quickly things get out of hand. Oh, company formerly known as British Petroleum Upright Citizens Brigade, you be some silly, silly people. » 6/11/10 8:30am 6/11/10 8:30am

BP Station Sign Is Beyond Irony

A BP gas station in Ohio wants you to know you're responsible for small spills made when you leave the pump unattended. What about gigantic spills made when ignoring safety warnings? Oh, they're just happy, ignorable accidents. [Flickr via @BigBoxCar] » 6/04/10 2:00pm 6/04/10 2:00pm

Now That's A Junk Shot

Someone tried their own brand of junk shot on the sign at the SoHo BP service station at the corner of Houston and LaFayette in New York. (Photo Credit: Martin Grossinger, Jalopnik Intern) » 6/02/10 8:30am 6/02/10 8:30am

Will BP's "Top Kill" Process Work?

BP's "top kill" plan for fixing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill involves enormous ships, a mile of undersea piping, and a 30,000-hp mud pump. How does it work? Let's find out. UPDATE: Live footage of the process! » 5/26/10 3:00pm 5/26/10 3:00pm

World's 2nd-Largest Oil Field to Drop Production by 8 Percent

8% is the magic number in the North American oil industry these days. First, BP institutes a pipeline closure that results in an 8% drop in total American oil capacity, and now Pemex is announcing that its Cantarell oil field, the world's second-largest, will drop 8% in production this year. Hear that? Yes, people,… » 8/10/06 12:45am 8/10/06 12:45am