BP Plans To Release Investigation of Itself on Gulf Disaster Today

BP plans to release today its internal investigation of its own role, and any possible wrongdoing or errors by its own officials, in the Deepwater Horizon blowout disaster. Even though some key BP decisionmakers are not talking to federal investigators -- claiming ill health or the Fifth Amendment -- documents describing what they are alleged to have told BP are coming to light. BP would be legally and financially liable for whatever it finds in its self-investigation. By issuing its report before conclusions come from any government or independent investigations, BP stands to dominate the news media narrative on the disaster.

James C. Mckinley Jr. reports for the New York Times September 7, 2010


BP Report Spreads Blame Before Analyzing Key Evidence (AP)

"Investigation Into BP's Other Big Gulf Operation Still Not Done" (Mother Jones)

"BP To Admit Partial Blame for Deepwater Oil Spill" (Guardian)

"BP To Release Its Report Today" (Houston Chronicle)

"BP's Internal Report on Gulf Spill Is Due" (MarketWatch)

"BP To Release Results of Investigation Into Oil Spill Disaster" (CNN)

"BP Report on Gulf Oil Disaster To Accept 'Some Blame'" (AFP)

"All Eyes on BP Report on Gulf Oil Spill Disaster" (AP)

BP Shares Up Five Cents Ahead of Report (Barrons)

"BP: Braced for Humiliation" (BBC News)

Source: NYTimes, 09/08/2010