June 15th, 2010
10:14 PM ET
5 years ago

On eve of WH meeting, BP stresses mutual goals

Energy giant BP issued the following statement after President Obama's Oval Office address Tuesday:

"We share the president's goal of shutting off the well as quickly as possible, cleaning up the oil and mitigating the impact on the people and environment of the Gulf Coast. We look forward to meeting with President Obama tomorrow for a constructive discussion about how best to achieve these mutual goals."

Filed under: BP • Energy • Obama administration • Obama Oil Speech Reax • President Obama
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  1. Wayne

    Bring your check book, BP!!

    June 15, 2010 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  2. Augsbee

    Oh that's really good that they share the same goal as our president...why???where they planning on letting the well continue to spill oil. Ummmm, a constructive discussion, now that really helps those people in Louisiana who have lost their incomes...talk, talk, talk, talk.

    June 15, 2010 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  3. punter

    The President did not say anything about shutting off the well.Think about that.Meanwhile in an ocean near you oil is spreading,killing and turning your world black.Why bother now? The damage is way too far along to have any hope of changing the fact that the ocean is going to die. Flap your gums Obama,the jellyheads will follow you.

    June 15, 2010 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  4. Jeff Spangler

    I still a temporary involuntary conservatorship as a better remedy to a voluntary bankruptcy. The math is this: what is the projected market valuation of BP after its shares dip below 50% of their pre-spill value, plus how much insurance is available, minus the impact of its Fitch credit downgrade to almost-junk, minus projected "legitimate claims"? If we don't move quickly, they get the advantage of protecting assets in court, which is where this will inevitably be decided. Forget an $20B escrow fund, for which BP will want something like a complete release. Ain't gonna happen.

    June 15, 2010 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  5. Gayle Leslie

    Cry me a river. Seriously, 58 mil on media for damage control should have bought them something less "canned" than that. I don't want the president to "discuss" it with these criminals, i want him to spell it out.

    June 15, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  6. ehwilson429

    BP is a big contributor to Obama. Stanlet Greenberg – Clinton's pollster is their marketing guru. Steve McMahon who ran Blanche Lincoln's campaign in Arkansas has been running the BP ads since the spill.

    James Carville despite his complaining through GCS (the "C" stands for Carville)is making massive amounts of money on the BP marketing program.

    June 15, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  7. Ben

    I watch the President Oval office speech. I though he struck the right tone. I hear progressive are upset about the speech. Here's the facts we have an on going investigations. We have to work with BP to set up escrows to pay for damages, plus lawsuits. If you are not personally effected by this oil spill, shut the he11 up. The President met with the eleven families of Deep Horizan death trap. The speech was designed for the people of the gulf. Not, you no answers, whining, fist pounding tv rating hounds, not willing to go the the gulf and spend money pundits.

    June 16, 2010 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  8. BeverlyNC

    No one cares what BP says because it has been nothing but lies.

    All we want is to see them pay the people whose lives they have destroyed on an even regular basis for however many years it takes for the Gulf region to recover.

    We also want to see them stop the leak, stop lying about the amount of oil spewing out daily, and have people, skimmers, and clean up equipment running 24/7.

    We will make sure they pay every dime for the destruction their greed caused.

    June 16, 2010 02:54 am at 2:54 am |