Pipeline Maintenance And Refinery Safety Case Study

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According to Jennings (2012) BP is a holding company with three operating subdivisions: Exploration and Production, Refining and Marketing, Gas, Power, and Renewables (p.411). This paper will examine BP: Pipeline Maintenance and Refinery Safety case and investigate their ethical, negligence, and environmental issues related to an oil spill. Such as cost cutting, corporate culture, social responsibility, and the regulatory cycle. According to Jennings (2012) in 2005 BP had a fatal explosion at its refineries in Texas City, Texas and fifteen employees were killed and 500 other employees were injured (p.413). BP will not focus on workplace safety, but on ethical circumstances that occurred, how they occurred, and how these situations could have been avoided (p.411). However, this case is a complex situational case about the actions and the practices of BP Pipeline.
However Jennings (2012) will also examine BP’s operational, ethical, negligence, and environmental concerns. BP 's way of handling the spill are facing scrutiny, due to the long history of legal and
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Because BP and Transocean was in an agreement, Transocean was not able to distance themselves from the liability and responsibility for the rig malfunction which cause an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Both parties are both responsible and liable for the clean and cost of damages to people and business. Transocean would be held liable because the provisions of the agreement between BP and Transocean signed. According to Conn (2009), BP cannot detach from the liability and responsibility through the use of a contractor which was Transocean (Conn, 2009). The agreement should have stated what BP would be responsible for, and what Transocean, Conn (2009) pointed out different influences and involvement of liability the problem with the following

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