Spills And Spin
The Inside Story of BP
by Tom Bergin
Random House, 2011, paperback, ISBN 9781847940810
Near Fine Condition, uncreased spine
'Tom Bergin, a former oil broker turned oil-industry reporter for Reuters, has been following BP's fortunes for almost two decades and he reported daily on the unfolding events of the 2010 spill. His unique access to key figures within BP - including former CEO Tony Hayward - has enabled him to piece together the story of a corporation in crisis.
Bergin sets the scene by taking us back nearly thirty years to explain how a company that was almost destroyed by privatization and the oil-price crash of the 1980's was able to transform itself into the industry's most dynamic player - and most sophisticated PR machine - by the turn of the twenty-first century. At the same time, he examines how crucial decisions made during this remarkable turnaround period paved the way for BP's darkest hour.'