- Feb 6, 2010
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
BP to pay fine for Texas refinery - Americas - Al Jazeera English
Ouch, this is a pretty solid blow to BP. This on top of the current conditions around the spill makes me wonder if BP will be able to continue business in the US.BP has agreed to pay a record $50m fine for safety violations that resulted in the deaths of 15 people at its troubled Texas refinery in 2005.
The beleaguered oil giant also agreed to allocate $500m to fix safety problems at the refinery and accepted a set programme of safety inspections and review by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Osha).