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Author Steffy, Loren C.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, [2011]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Non Fiction - BDBB-2  338.7622 STE    AVAILABLE
 Geneseo PL Stacks - GPLG-7  338.7 ST    AVAILABLE
 Harvard Diggins Lib Adult Non-Fiction - HRLY-11  338.7 STE    AVAILABLE
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  338.7 STE    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Non Fiction - MTBB-2  338.7 STE    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  338.7622 STE    AVAILABLE
 Putnam County PL - Granville Stacks - GRGG-8  338.762 STE    AVAILABLE
 Robert R Jones PL Adult Non-Fiction - CVPG-7  338.7 STE    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  338.7622 STE    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  338.7 STEFFY    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
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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.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-274) and index.
Subject British Petroleum Company.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Industrial productivity -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Oil spills -- Cleanup -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Mexico, Gulf of.
ISBN 9780071760812 hardback alkaline paper
0071760814 hardback alkaline paper

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