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Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit By Loren C. Steffy

Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit
by Loren C. Steffy

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The award-winning Houston Chronicle journalist Loren Steffy delivers an authoritative and hard-hitting account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster--how it's only one element in a larger pattern of corporate hubris on the part of British Petroleum.
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Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit by Loren C. Steffy

The definitive in-depth account of the most devastating in a long line of BP accidents; the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Award-winning Houston Chronicle journalist Loren Steffy delivers an authoritative and hard-hitting account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster that uncovers disturbing patterns and a troubled corporate culture at BP.

Written by the reporter widely considered to be the closest to BP and the gulf oil spill, Drowning in Oil combines years of expertise, research and new interviews to provide a behind-the scenes look at BP's long history of putting profits ahead of safety.

Loren Steffy puts a human face to the story, introducing readers to the workers and families tragically affected by these series of accidents at BP. He also explores the impact its recent mistakes will have on global energy markets and questions whether new CEO Bob Dudley can really change BP's culture.

Featuring exclusive interviews with BP executives and employees, environmental experts, and oil industry insiders, this book takes readers behind the scenes to reveal in unprecedented detail BP's win-at-all-costs corporate culture. Steffy covers 100 years of BP history from its early gambits in Persia's oilfields through its role in Churchill's rise to power up to the recent oil spill disaster. Worthy of comparisons to Daniel Yergin's The Prize, and Burrough's and Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate, Drowning in Oil will become the definitive account of the energy industry as the industrialised world nears the age of Peak Oil.

  • Exhaustively researched with exclusive behind-the scenes interviews
  • The first in-depth, objective examination of how BP's cost-cutting culture inevitably led to disaster on an epic scale
  • A no-punches-pulled account of energy, environmentalism, and the intense competition today's oil markets

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About Loren C. Steffy


Loren C. Steffy is the business columnist for the Houston Chronicle. He has been recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Associated Press Managing Editors, the Houston Press Club, and other societies and organizations. In addition, his work has been cited in publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post Online, and Texas Monthly, and he's made numerous appearances on CNBC, FOX News, MSNBC, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and Court TV. He lives in The Woodlands, Texas.

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GOR003861595
Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit by Loren C. Steffy
Loren C. Steffy
Used - Very Good
Hardback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2010-11-01
304
0071760814
9780071760812
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