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.
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.
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…
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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!
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,…