Russian government now largest shareholder in BP — “Will almost certainly complicate the politics of levying and collecting damages” from Gulf oil disaster says Congressman


Backlash looms over BP’s Rosneft deal, Financial Times, January 16 2011:

BP’s $16bn share swap with Rosneft, which will see the Kremlin indirectly become the single largest shareholder...

BP angers America again – this time over deal with Russians, The Independent, January 17, 2011

"The national security implications of BP America being involved with the Russian company – that does require scrutiny by the Committee of Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS)," Michael Burgess, a Republican from Texas, said in a television interview hours after the deal was signed. ...

Ed Markey, a prominent Democrat, had highlighted that BP was in 2009 the top supplier of petroleum to the US military. And he promised to push for intense scrutiny of the deal. He said: "Even following the largest oil spill in US history, and potentially billions of dollars in fines still outstanding, the Russian Bear is apparently bullish about BP. This acquisition will almost certainly complicate the politics of levying and collecting damages from BP following their Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

"BP once stood for British Petroleum. With this deal, it now stands for Bolshoi Petroleum. The details of this deal and its impacts on the operations of BP America need to be thoroughly examined," Mr Markey added.

14 comments to Russian government now largest shareholder in BP — “Will almost certainly complicate the politics of levying and collecting damages” from Gulf oil disaster says Congressman

  • soozla

    Like I said--BP has other deals to make.

  • soozla

    ----the head of negotiations--isn't that--that local all American boy--Dudley?

  • soozla

    let's say.. IF..the military is working with/for BP....BP is owned by the Russians...will our military be working for the Russians?

  • Daniel Hughes

    Wow. This shit gets stranger every single day.Kind of gives the lie to the old Cold War nationalistic fits, eh? There's only two groups of people on the planet - the psychopathic multinational corporations and their elite handlers,and the rest of us.

  • soozla:

    Why not? We already have thousands of Russian troops on American soil: Russian troops are a part of our military. They're here to keep-the-peace should citizens get angry and decide to riot -- for any reason.

    Our government can't rely on most of our U.S. soldiers [military] to shoot their fellow American -- so they've brought in foreign troops to do it. There are also Mexican troops, Serbian troops...

    This is why there's a group known as "Don't Tread On Me", and I believe they're former military who refuse to do agree to shoot their neighbor, should they be ordered to do so. Watchout if Martial Law is declared.

  • Chelsea

    Wow... scratch what I've said elsewhere. I must have been in moron-mode. Never in my life have I been happier to have friends that live in high places that can get me the F outta here (and I'm not talking about Canada).

  • soozla

    ...so if our government...works with/for BP..does that mean our government works for the Russians too?
    ...like say HLS and FEMA ---etc.
    wow--talk about security breach! Sheesh...

  • soozla

    ....so that's... why there are rumors of the Mossad...being about...
    ..our patriot groups really need to quit defending hate and start defending the people.

  • justavet

    Our NON-servants of the public need to step back and take a broader look.

    Countries that our NON-servants of the public have raped and pillaged in the past (ME) along with those communist/ socialist countries that just do not like us are segregating our forces in mini-wars and strangling us with debt and lack of resources. WAKE UP!!!

  • Jack

    Soozla,
    WTF?
    .."...our patriot groups really need to quit defending hate and start defending the people."
    Once again,
    You are operating from a uninformed position, apparently,
    in instantly accusing a "patriot group" of "defending hate"...
    you really must face the fact that you must take your lead from
    a Christian MAN.
    YOU, the Go-along-with-any-feminist-agreed-propaganda
    type, are part of WHY our society is DYING.
    Please understand, Soozla,
    that you "Womyn" are largely responsible for the spread of
    IGNORANT Politically-correct asskissing of Stupid Women.
    The favoritism in Hiring and Promotion of "Womyn", who
    USUALLY are not, are NOT equal in Merit, has created a FALSE
    hierarchy, and thus, FALSE authority in chains-of-command.
    DON'T you EVER PRETEND that you know anything about Patriot Groups, nor Patriotism itself.
    You will subordinate your mouth, and endeavor to Learn from
    a GOOD MAN!

  • soozla

    Talk about suppression of women--the conservative Christian male sounds just like the Taliban..
    .....perhaps this is best discussed with the person that brought you in to the world.In the meantime...
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/8272694/Rosneft-could-raise-5pc-BP-stake.html
    This country has problems...
    Patriotism IS up for debate.

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  • SEO Guy:

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