The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico took place well over a year ago now. The Library subscribes to some products that will help you discover what BP has done to address the aftermath of that tragic spill.
MarketLine, available at any library and also remotely with a Toronto Public Library card, has company information on BP which includes information on the financial and research commitments that BP has made regarding the spill and what followed, including:
- BP made a commitment of up to $500 million to an open research program to study the spill and its environmental effects.
- BP set up a $360 million escrow account to be used to build six sections of Louisiana barrier islands. This was required of them by the United States government.
- BP established a $20 billion fund to satisfy some of their many other obligations arising from the spill.
Mergent Online includes a comparison of BP's revenues, direct costs, and gross profit for 2009 and 2010, as well as SEC filings that together can help you glean what has happened to BP's bottom line because of the spill.
Business and Company Resource Center has a company profile, investment reports, company history, rankings and periodical articles, all about BP.
These database are all well worth exploring.
Here are a number of new books that the library has purchased about BP, the spill, and its continuing, devastating effects.
"I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest." —Tony Hayward, CEO of BP, interview with Sky News television, May 18, 2010