From British weekly The Observer:
Leak shows BP knew of Texas risk
Board was told of link between spending cuts and poor maintenance at oil refinery years before blast
Oliver Morgan, industrial editor
Sunday March 18, 2007
BP board directors were made aware of the link between spending cuts and poor maintenance at its Texas City refinery two-and-a-half years before the fatal explosion at the site in March 2005, according to documents seen by The Observer
An internal presentation made to John Manzoni, chief executive for refining and marketing, in November 2003 links the ‘history of reduced investment’ at the Texas City refinery with ‘poor maintenance practices’.
It also makes clear that the refinery’s performance on safety, integrity and maintenance, was weak.
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