El pozo puede manar durante los próximos 9.000 días, unos 25 años

Si esto ocurre todos los mares del mundo se contaminarán de petróleo y el Golfo de México se quedará sin oxígeno  y las costas de los países aledaños sufrirán pérdidas inconcebibles.

Esto no es un dislate mio, muchas personas bien enteradas dicen que es muy posible, no es seguro.

Si BP se arruina, trae la ruina para Gran Bretaña y también para España en su caída. Las acciones de BP caen algo espectacular por las indemnizaciones actuales y peores posibles.

En BP están invertidos enormes capitales de fondos de pensiones privados, bancos, financieras, países y de empresas privadas y públicas. Esto significa enormes pérdidas para muchas personas y por lo tanto muchas tendrán que vender sus propiedades en España -en el peor momento- o no podrán gastar.

En la City están aterrorizados:

The Times, Londres Junio 2, 2010

Investors are too easily spooked on BP’s costs

Ian King: Business commentary
To judge from the gut-wrenching fall in BP’s share price yesterday after its latest failed attempt to kill the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a cut in the oil major’s dividend is now certain.

 

BP-bashing Americans could jeopardise British pensions. They should remember 1988

By Ian Cowie Your Money daily telegraph: June 1st, 2010
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100005988/why-bp-bashing-americans-should-remember-1988/

The next time Barack Obama places heavy emphasis on the first word in British Petroleum or another American politician boasts about having his “boot on the neck of British Petroleum” just remember it’s your pension that’s taking a kicking.

This is not just a problem for City fat cats or a big bad oil company everyone loves to hate. BP paid £6.6bn in dividends last year –  equal to £1 in every £7 paid out by all the companies in the FTSE 100 – and remains a major holding in most income-hungry pension funds.

That seemed a reasonable strategy while returns on cash deposits were negligible but BP’s share price has now plunged by 33 per cent since the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It stood at 646p in April but traded around 433p today.

El autor les recuerda que en 1988 Piper Alpha una plataforma de la compañía americana  Occidental Petroleum explotó en el Mar del Norte, murieron 167 personas, contaminó las costas de Escocia, pero Thatcher no usó esta tragedia como arma política.

En cambio muchos en EEUU ahora están amenazando o pidiendo en EEUU que BP sea enjuiciado criminalmente, impedido de trabajar o confiscado directamente.

Es una observación razonable y de sangre fría inglesa. Pero los americanos se suelen aplicar la ley del embudo, la boca gorda para ellos. En todo caso ¡Vaya mes que llevamos!

Por Armando

Un comentario en «La ruina de BP será nuestra ruina»
  1. So it’s not about responsibility, it’s whether your country is strong enough to obtain justice – especially when fighting multinational companies – and especially if they are based in the most powerful nation on earth?

    Vitriolic blogs seem to be the order of the day pretending to espouse the rights of the wronged and demand we punish the “yet to be found” guilty. I can’t help feeling that I’d be more convinced of the sincerity of them if I knew the same “bloggers” would respond the same way to the following taken from Wikipedia and were/are lobbying their respective representatives with the same enthusiasm.

    No? Thought so. Not in my back yard eh?

    The Bhopal disaster was an industrial catastrophe that occurred at a pesticide plant owned and operated by Union Carbide (UCIL) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Around midnight on the intervening night of December 2–3, 1984, the plant released methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas and other toxins, resulting in the exposure of over 500,000 people. Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2,259 and the government of Madhya Pradesh has confirmed a total of 3,787 deaths related to the gas release.[1] Other government agencies estimate 15,000 deaths.[2] Others estimate that 8,000 died within the first weeks and that another 8,000 have since died from gas-related diseases.[3][4]
    Some 25 years after the gas leak, 390 tons of toxic chemicals abandoned at the UCIL plant continue to leak and pollute the groundwater in the region and affect thousands of Bhopal residents who depend on it,[5][6][7] though there is some dispute as to whether the chemicals still stored at the site pose any continuing health hazard.[2] There are currently civil and criminal cases related to the disaster ongoing in the United States District Court, Manhattan and the District Court of Bhopal, India against Union Carbide,[8] now owned by Dow Chemical Company, with an Indian arrest warrant pending against Warren Anderson, CEO of Union Carbide at the time of the disaster.[9][10] No one has yet been prosecuted.

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