Bp : Pipeline Maintenance And Refinery Safety Case Essay

1002 Words Nov 19th, 2014 5 Pages
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 ethical violations that environmental critics, judges and members of Congress believes that the London-based organization has a desire is putting profits and revenue before everything else within the organization. According to Martin (2011) the blowout of 2010 was the resulting from oil escaping the Gulf of Mexico and onto the shores of coastal states (p.957). BP Pipeline was facing a large amount of the legal…

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