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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:16 PM
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WikiLeaks: BP Secretive Over Earlier Blowout; Chevron in Talks With Iran
Source: Voice of America

U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks say British oil company BP experienced a blow-out in oil-rich Azerbaijan 18 months before a similar disastrous incident in the Gulf of Mexico, but shielded information around the event.
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Another cable states that BP thought a "bad cement job" was behind the leak -- similar to the problem the British company believed was partly behind the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe which left 11 dead and caused the largest offshore oil spill in history.

The latest batch of released WikiLeaks cables published in Britain's Guardian newspaper also reveals that U.S. oil giant Chevron may have been in talks with the government of Iran regarding cross-border oil field development with Iraq.

Read more: http://www.voanews.com/english/news/-WikiLeaks-BP-Secre...



Just more keeping us in the dark.

Our government knew about this, but kept US in the dark!

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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:32 PM
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1. The media need to do a better job.
Edited on Thu Dec-16-10 08:32 PM by tabatha
How could a blowout be missed?
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:54 PM
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2. K&R
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