The Resource Drowning in oil : BP and the reckless pursuit of profit, Loren C. Steffy

Drowning in oil : BP and the reckless pursuit of profit, Loren C. Steffy

Label
Drowning in oil : BP and the reckless pursuit of profit
Title
Drowning in oil
Title remainder
BP and the reckless pursuit of profit
Statement of responsibility
Loren C. Steffy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first in-depth examination of how a lack of corporate responsibility and government oversight led to the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. On April 20, 2010, a series of explosions rocked Deepwater Horizon, the immense semisubmersible drilling platform leased by British Petroleum, located 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. The ensuing inferno claimed 11 lives and raged uncontained for two days, until its wreckage sank a mile beneath the waves. On the ocean floor, the unit's wellhead erupted. Over the next ten weeks, an estimated 200 million gallons of oil--the equivalent of 20 Exxon Valdez spills--spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, eventually lapping up on beaches as far away as Florida. Business journalist Loren Steffy--considered by many to be the writer with the best access to the story--presents the definitive account of this catastrophe and how BP's winner-take-all business culture made it all but inevitable.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.7/62218240916364
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9574.M63
LC item number
S84 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Drowning in oil : BP and the reckless pursuit of profit, Loren C. Steffy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Piercing the fires of hell -- Dawn in the desert -- Rise of the sun king -- "Flying close to the wind" -- "There's nothing left" -- Imminent hazard -- The price of failure -- The fixer -- The fall of the sun king -- Not enough -- "A burning platform" -- "Who cares, it's done" -- Prelude to disaster -- Drops in the big ocean -- A fox in the henhouse -- Reefs of ruin -- Apologies all around -- Meet the new boss-- -- Lost faith -- All for oil
Control code
ocn692197136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 285 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780071761772
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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1c7cb70d-f5c4-4282-8024-7bdbd63f144a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35337138
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)692197136
  • pebco0071761772

Library Locations

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