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Kathryn Buttle - Newport
Mr Moore and other males who worked for him bullied me and generally treated me very badly. Mr Moore, I am sure, shared his negative feelings about me and my position within the organisation and I believe that this had a direct impact on the redundancy scores that were undertaken in 2016 as part of the redundancy process. You don't say in that letter that you are not upholding the claimant's appeal because the allegations she makes is factually wrong, do you?feedback
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Oct 24 2017
Bob Dudley, Spencer Dale, Doug Suttles and Dieter Helm, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about British Petroleum. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 187 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 318 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Bob Dudley is: “Together we were able to honour our commitments to the Gulf while rebuilding BP into a safer, stronger company. We devised a strategy to weather the downturn in the oil market while returning to growth. Carl-Henric's wise counsel and good humour will be sorely missed.”.
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Bob Dudley - BP

The evolution of the energy markets is going to take decades and decades and decades.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

Renewables are clearly coming of age and yet even with the most aggressive forecasts for renewables, the world will likely be looking elsewhere to other sources of energy for the next few decades. Global demand for energy continues to grow as prosperity increases and the world population rises, giving us a dual challenge – we must meet increased energy demand while also transitioning to a low carbon future.feedback

Herman Wang - S&P Global

There seemed to be some sort of coordinated plan, now who was in charge of this coordinated plan is not that clear to me at this point.feedback

David Kostin - Goldman Sachs Group

The current White House tax reform proposal would reduce the federal statutory corporate tax rate to 20%. Based on the current effective tax rate, the proposed change would lift S&P 500 ROE by roughly 100bp [basis points]. If the federal statutory corporate tax rate instead moved to 25%, S&P 500 ROE would increase by roughly 50 bp.feedback

Andrew Tidey - Wood Mackenzie

Is the real issue information or is it human behavior? We will see how that plays out.feedback

Tommy Langnes

It is just like your iPhone. We have built the phone. We have a couple of apps installed. Now the R&D team is working on new apps to install on the digital platform.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

The start of production from Khazzan, BP's sixth and largest major project start-up so far this year, is an important milestone in our strategic partnership with Oman. With further development already planned, this giant field has the potential to produce gas for Oman for decades to come. Khazzan further demonstrates BP's ability to consistently deliver large, complex projects on schedule and within budget while applying the industry-leading skills and technology we've developed globally.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

Supported by the combined skills and expertise of BP and Bridas, this new integrated business will be able to pursue growth and development opportunities in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Mexico. We see value-enhancing opportunities throughout PAEG's businesses; from extending the life of mature production and developing new unconventional resources including Vaca Muerta, to growth in retail fuels and lubricants marketing. These fit well with BP's strategy and will allow us to strengthen and deepen our long-term relationship with Bridas.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

We like the North Sea. It has been an important hub for us for a long time and it will remain one. This year we will be drilling six exploration wells in the UK North Sea. That's more than we drilled in decades.feedback

Steve Phimister - Royal Dutch Shell

The margin on the barrel in the North Sea is so strong it asks for you to come to invest in the basin to maintain production levels.feedback

Ben van Beurden - Royal Dutch Shell

The world needs renewables. But renewables produce electricity and electricity is less than 20pc of the world's energy system. The world needs battery electric cars. They are on our roads already and we need many more of them. But batteries are not the answer for every road journey, let alone for shipping, freight or air travel. The energy transition to a low carbon future will happen. It has to. But it will take time to happen. It will take generations to happen. And the world still needs oil. It still needs gas.feedback

Ben van Beurden - Royal Dutch Shell

If costs are low, if the investment landscape is good and stable, and if the people of this country can innovate as they have done for decade after decade, the world will still be relying on the work done here in the North Sea for a long time to come.feedback

Andrew Stevenson - Tesla Motors

You live and you learn. I'm still kind of adjusting to playing some right field. I haven't played too much of that in my career. It's just a little different reads, and just kind of get the reps in in BP and see how the ball's moving a little bit more.feedback

Connor Campbell - Spreadex

After surfing past 7400 on a board made from BP and Rolls-Royce investors, the FTSE looked a bit puffed out as the day got underway, the index slinking back by around 20 points.feedback

Brian Gilvary - BP

Cash flow was strong in the first half - organic cash flow exceeded organic capital expenditure and dividends paid. While net debt rose primarily due to Gulf of Mexico payments, we expect this will improve over the second half as these payments decline and divestment proceeds come in towards the end of the year.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

We continue to position BP for the new oil price environment, with a continued tight focus on costs, efficiency and discipline in capital spending. We delivered a strong operational performance in the first half of 2017 and have considerable strategic momentum coming into the rest of the year and 2018, with rising production from our new Upstream projects and marketing growth in the Downstream.feedback

Mark Thomas - BP

I feel good about the North Sea, to tell you the truth. It is remarkably different than where we were even just a few years ago.feedback

Daniel Yergin

Nobody is standing around, waiting for prices to go up substantially. The industry is in the middle of re-engineering its processes and its technologies to be a $50 industry, not a $100 industry.feedback

Angelo Meda

The indications are more positive on the outlook for energy stocks. While there was a lot of kitchen sinking from firms in Q2 numbers, they have reset the expectations over the valuations now, they have cleaned up balance sheets. The outlook is not so bad (...) We are still missing one component which is the commentary from big oil firms Total, BP, Royal Dutch Shell.feedback

Jason Kenney - Banco Santander

Given where oil prices are, 2017 is still a year of transition for these companies, and that is not necessarily supportive for investment. The sector needs to continue doing more of the same.feedback

Jonathan Waghorn

The fundamental environment is looking quite good because this is an environment where (companies) can cut costs and reduce headcount and they don't have to develop anything. They are off life support at $55 a barrel.feedback

T. Boone Pickens

Speech therapy will fix that, I'm confident. Just as I exercise my body daily I will exercise my brain and continue with rigorous speech therapy to regain what I can. I am always up for a good challenge.feedback

T. Boone Pickens

Just a year ago I felt immortal, wearing my age with pride, even joking about it. But things have changed for me since the strokes. I clearly am in the fourth quarter, and the clock is ticking and my health is in decline, much as it is with others in my stage of life. I remain excited every day, engaged and thrilled in the office and on the road. I thrive on that activity, and I'm going to stick to it, no matter the setback.feedback

Peter Owen

It's also Australia's most important sea lion nursery and supports seals, orcas, giant cuttlefish and some of Australia's most important fisheries.feedback

Peter Owen

The Great Australian Bight is a completely inappropriate place to open up a new offshore oil and gas precinct, especially as we hurtle towards catastrophic climate change.feedback

Lynda Yates

Even if there was a small oil spill elsewhere on the coast, it would drastically reduce visitor numbers and this would have severe repercussions on the livelihoods of traders. South Australia's fishing and aquaculture production in 2010–11 was valued at $425.5m, with the region accounting for 97 per cent of production.feedback

Lynda Yates

The region's tourist industry contributed to the economy a combined $1.2bn in 2013–14 and accounts for nearly 10,000 full-time-equivalent jobs. For local residents, our coastal way of life – swimming, fishing from the jetty and walking along the beach with our dogs – could be severely impacted for years.feedback

Peter Owen

Holdfast Bay council is standing up for its constituency in the face of the enormous risks clearly posed by all plans to drill in the deep and rough waters of the Great Australian Bight. The Great Australian Bight waters are deeper, more treacherous and more remote than the Gulf of Mexico … The bight's pristine waters are a haven for 36 species of whales and dolphins, including the world's most important nursery for the endangered southern right whale as well as many humpback, sperm, blue and beak whales.feedback

Malcolm Roberts

With proper regulatory oversight, there is no reason a safe, sustainable offshore petroleum industry should not be possible for South Australia, as it has been in Victoria and WA for several decades. The economic benefits could be enormous. While it is very early days, success in the Bight would attract substantial investment to South Australia and see significant local job creation.feedback

Tamar Essner - Corporate Solutions

There's this perception in the market that the midstream sector is meant to be insulated from the volatility of the commodity price movement. But retail investors have gotten spooked by oil markets.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

I think everyone uses the word balanced and they forget that it means different things to different people. To me it means on a daily basis production and demand is equal. So on a daily basis the market is balanced, it's just the inventory levels in the world that are so high. You can't do it weekly, which is what the market is doing, particularly focusing on the U.S. inventory levels.feedback

David Kostin - Goldman Sachs Group

Consensus expects Info Tech margins will decline by 31 bp (basis points) in 2Q. Many wage measures have shown signs of deceleration in recent months. However, given that the US economy is at full employment, our US Economics team expects wages will continue to rise. … The combination of wage pressures and weakness in Autos and Retailing will weigh on Consumer Discretionary earnings, which are expected to fall by 3% in 2Q, the most of any sector.feedback

Joe Girardi

I watch him take BP, and he uses the whole field. So he'll do the same thing. Players, you want them to go enjoy the All-Star Game, because it's something they've earned. But you do worry about fatigue for those guys, because they've got to travel. The good thing is we have a Sunday day game here. It'll be easy to get down there. So it shouldn't be too bad.feedback

Rupert Everett

I can only imagine what my father would've thought as he took the 8.17 train from Witham into Liverpool Street and read the news that homosexuality had been legalised.feedback

Clint Frazier

I feel like I have a cape on my back and I'm just wearing BP pants right now. It's going to be pretty special when I get to put the uniform on for the first time. I tried to prove that I was (as good as) the guy that I got traded for, and I think I struggled doing that. Early on in April I kind of carried some of that over with me and continued to try to make the big league club out of the first month of the season. I just needed to fail more to realize there are things I need to work on to be the player that I'm capable of being.feedback

Amjad Bseisu - Enquest

It's a very complex boat; it probably has the largest liquid handling capacity in the North Sea, so we're quite pleased to have come in on time and well under budget. It was a no-brainer. We were clear with BP from the beginning: we'd just been through a restructuring and we need to ring-fence this so it doesn't impinge on any of the assets we have. And BP were fine with that.feedback

Amjad Bseisu - Enquest

We've worked very closely with BP on their Thistle field where they have seen that we've been able to extend the life of the field by integrating all the services. I think that's why they were convinced that Magnus is the right field for us.feedback

Al Walker - Freeport-McMoRan

In a US$50 to US$60 world, we always felt like greenfield development, in the Gulf in particular, was fairly challenged.feedback

Norm MacDonald - INVESCO

If you're going to be building an offshore Gulf of Mexico platform, now is the time to be doing it.feedback

Raleigh Hoke

They never really fulfilled those promises, and people are very skeptical about them expanding drilling.feedback

Steve Holliday

The UK stands out uniquely on cyber threats. Nowhere else is as worried as the UK about cyber threats: we are just off the scale on our energy system concerns on cyber.feedback

Carl-Henric Svanberg - BP

Cyber is high on the agenda. It is one of the key risks the company identifies. We were not affected luckily by this [Wannacry] attack, primarily because everybody had followed procedures of continuous updates.feedback

Fiona McCormack

Our search to recover all the people inside continues. The working conditions are difficult and distressing in many ways... We will make sure we recover everything we can. This will take at least to the end of the year. And there is there terrible reality that we may not be able to Identify everyone who died in that fire. Which is why I would appeal people who know people who are missing to come forward.feedback

Fiona McCormack

Preliminary tests on the insulation samples collected from Grenfell Tower showed that they combusted soon after the test started. The initial tests on the cladding tiles also failed the safety tests. Such are our safety concerns on the outcome of those tests, we have shared our data with the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and we have ensured that information data has been shared with every council.feedback

Brian Cashman

First and foremost, we have to see how he responds in the next three to six days.feedback

Brian Cashman

I know what Greg Bird is capable of when he's healthy and it's all in line. I think when you're as gifted as a hitter as I believe he is, I don't think it takes too much for him to be rolling out of bed and hitting.feedback

Brian Cashman

Do I think Tyler Austin will be back in the big leagues at some point this year? I think the answer to that is yes. Do I think right now we're better served by staying with Chris Carter? The answer to that is yes.feedback

Mark R. Tercek

Climate change is already impacting our communities, our economy and our environment and those impacts will continue to grow and become worse if we don't act now. We can't afford to wait to have these conversations.feedback

Naomi Ages - Greenpeace

ExxonMobil will try to dress this up as climate activism, but its key agenda is protecting executives from legal accountability for climate pollution and fraud. A nicely worded public relations exercise is no cure for decades of deception.feedback

Chris White - DARPA

If you just select stocks based on dividend yield you will have a disastrous portfolio. You have got to select stocks on their ability to generate cash and grow that cashflow over the next few years – that way they are more likely to have the ability to pay dividends and grow that dividend. The dividend has to be viewed as the icing on the cake rather than the cake itself.feedback

Russ Mould

BP and Shell both look like potential cutters at first glance, especially if the oil price keeps going south. At least debt is low and they can sell assets, raise debt or cut capital expenditure to preserve the payout.feedback

Russ Mould

Vodafone operates in a brutally competitive industry and could see its cashflow disappoint, although trading would have to deteriorate a lot to really threaten the payout.feedback

Chris White - DARPA

It is really out of investors' control, so you have to be guarded when talking about dividend growth. It depends on a combination of exchange rates and politics.feedback

Russ Mould

A plunge in interest cover towards 1 could force the company to choose between paying the dividend, investing in its core operations or paying its bills, and the shareholder payout is likely to be first for the chop. One of the key challenges to face investors right now is the relatively low level of dividend cover on the FTSE 100. The yield of nearly 4pc for 2017 is tempting but forecast earnings cover the forecast dividends only 1.6 times, when 2 times would offer more comfort and a greater margin of safety in case something goes wrong.feedback

Chris White - DARPA

A lot of dividends are paid in dollars and clearly the decline in sterling against the dollar meant that dollar dividends were more valuable when translated back into sterling. The big question is what dividend growth can be achieved in the next 12 months.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

Nearly all the improvement in (carbon reduction) comes from the developing world, it isn't coming from OECD or America.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

U.S. tight oil is like a Weeble. It falls off, but then it bounces back up again. Any sense of trying to kill tight oil makes no sense.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

While welcome, it is not yet clear how much of this break from the past is structural and will persist. We need to keep up our focus and efforts on reducing carbon emissions. BP supports the aims set out in the COP21 Paris meetings and is committed to playing our part to help achieve them.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

It feels to me like we're seeing a decisive break with coal, relative to the past. I think the big story here is coal getting squeezed.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

UK coal has gone through a complete cycle from the 1800s to now. I know it's popular to criticise the UK [on energy policy] but part of this [decline in coal] is the rise in the carbon floor price introduced in 2015 and continued in 2016. The message from that is prices work.feedback

David Kostin - Goldman Sachs Group

Perhaps most remarkable is the outperformance of stocks with strong balance sheets alongside a rallying equity market and extremely easy financial conditions ... our basket of S&P 500 firms with Strong Balance Sheets (GSTHSBAL) has outperformed our Weak Balance Sheet basket (GSTHWBAL) by 520 bp during the last six months. Strong balance sheet outperformance in a 10%+ equity market rally is rare; occurring in only 5% of six-month stretches in the last 30 years. One notable episode was in 2000, at the Tech Bubble peak.feedback

Greg Mutitt - Oil Change International

It has ambitious plans. For BP and Shell, renewables are nice for PR, but they are not doing anything significant on it. So the idea all the majors could be doing 20% [of capital expenditure on renewables] is quite bold.feedback

Elena Nadtotchi - Moody's

Our decision to upgrade BP to A1 factors in the increased clarity around the size and timing of remaining cash payments linked to the Deep Water Horizon incident, as well as expected improvements to BP's credit metrics and its strong operating performance despite high oil price volatility.feedback

Cynthia Sarthou

I think the enforcement of any pollution laws is going to be at risk right now. Bossert (Clark) is unlikely to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for pollution.feedback

Ilham Aliyev

We are thinking about development of the ACG bloc and I think we will reach a final agreement with investors.feedback

Gary Jones - BP

End of June is a very reasonable time for it. It's a big deal. We want to get it right.feedback

Joseph Stiglitz

If we are going to meet the commitments of Paris, we will have to have prices (at those levels) ... The costs of not doing it will be much higher.feedback

Mark Thomas - BP

In safely delivering first oil from the Quad 204 project, we have succeeded in one of the largest ever UK mid-life offshore redevelopments. BP has developed a strong track record of finding, developing and operating big offshore oil resources in west of Shetland – we have and will continue to use the latest technology to maximise recovery from the Schiehallion Area.feedback

Chris Sladen

I see a future of us co-investing with Pemex on major projects.feedback

Chris Sladen

To turn that ship around, you need a substantial number of large projects. I would encourage Mexico to offer substantial numbers of large projects because that's what it takes. The initial results have suggested that the reservoir volume might be slightly higher than initially modeled. Perhaps it's 20 percent higher.feedback

Carl-Henric Svanberg - BP

At our meeting last year, you, our shareholders, sent us a very clear message on how we approached paying our executive directors. We said we would listen and come back to you with a renewed policy for remuneration. You will have seen the steps we have taken this year and which we are proposing for the future. The remuneration committee have worked throughout the year, thoroughly to review our practices. This work has involved all of the board.feedback

Carl-Henric Svanberg - BP

We said we would listen and come back with a renewed policy for remuneration. You will have seen the steps we have taken this year and which we are proposing for the future.feedback

Euan Stirling - Standard Life

BP has responded very thoughtfully to the adverse vote on remuneration that they received last year. The consultation was extensive and considered how best to structure executive remuneration in line with the company's strategy. The result was a significant change to both quantum and structure that appears better aligned to shareholder interests.feedback

Adam Matthews

We've noted this year that there has been some improvement on executive remuneration. That said, it is still an extremely large award when you look at the whole package and compared to peers so we obviously remained concerned.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

All of our businesses are firing on all cylinders.feedback

Brian Gilvary - BP

If OPEC cuts roll into the second half of the year we anticipate crude oil stocks would get back into the top end of the historical range. I wouldn't describe it as being majorly bullish, but it would certainly firm up and underpin prices from where they are today. If you look at total stocks right now, they are starting to decline. If the OPEC cuts get rolled into the second half of the year that will underpin oil prices. If they don't get rolled into the second half of the year we will continue to see more volatility.feedback

Brian Gilvary - BP

From BP's perspective we're managing things around $50-55 a barrel, that's probably the range we would expect for the rest of the year.feedback

Jon Rigby - UBS

The stalling in the recovery of oil prices since the beginning of the year is a timely reminder to the industry that there is no room for complacency.feedback

Iain Reid

The recent bout of acquisitions by BP has strengthened what we thought was a relatively thin portfolio compared to peers, especially Shell, despite BP having been adamant in the recent past that it did not need to acquire further growth opportunities.feedback

Dan Naatz

I.P.A.A. applauds the signing of this executive order as a step in the right direction for America's energy economy and national energy security. With a proven record of offshore production that can be done safely and responsibly, I.P.A.A. has long advocated for increased access to our offshore resources to support economic development, American jobs, and expanded energy production here at home.feedback

Bob Deans

The purpose of the rule is to reduce the risk in what is an inherently dangerous industrial operation at sea. Any attempt to walk back that rule will expose our workers, our waters and our wildlife to increased risk. Why we would want to turn the clock back to April 2010 and roll the dice on another BP-style disaster, walk away from the lessons we learned, from the deaths of those workers, is incomprehensible. It's madness.feedback

Bob Deans

The well control rule is one of the single most important things we did as a nation to respond to the worst offshore oil disaster in our nation's history and to reduce the risk of it ever happening again.feedback

John Stephenson

The prices will adjust to the supply of buyers and likely move downward.feedback

Rafi Tahmazian

There's not enough financial wherewithal in Canada to snap up all of the foreign investment that might be exiting right now. You end up having to decide as a foreign company, am I willing to get rid of this cheap or do I hang on to it?feedback

Candice Bressler

The leak has been completely stopped, both the crude leak and the natural gas leak, which is great news for the North Slope.feedback

Dieter Helm

Slowly companies have adjusted to the idea that maybe we won't see $100 oil again. Then, maybe not even $80 to $90. Now, even $60 oil seems a bit aspirational. But there is still a dominant zeitgeist within the oil majors that there is one last hoorah to come. I don't think there is.feedback

Dieter Helm

They'd never do it because no company board would contemplate running a smaller company tomorrow than today. It's not in the zeitgeist of the corporate world we're in, but that's what they should do. What the oil companies did was borrow to pay their dividends on the assumption that this is a temporary problem. It's my view that it is permanent. If you look at both the rapid growth in emissions and the rapid growth of oil, fossil fuel and all commodity prices, it was while China was doubling its economy every seven years. This is a phenomenal rate.feedback

Dieter Helm

As prices come down you'd expect producers to supply less – that's normal economics. On the contrary, in oil as output falls the production goes up. Why? Because the marginal cost of production in the Middle East is around $10 and the marginal cost in Russia is $20. So even at $50 you're making a profit. And if you're an authoritarian regime and you need $100 oil to balance the country's budget while surrounded by radicals and insurgents, then you pump as much as you can.feedback

Dieter Helm

For most of the second half of the last decade I have been the odd maniac in the room – the madman who thought that oil prices were going to fall.feedback

Dieter Helm

Everyone is repeatedly surprised at how fast electric cars are coming forward, but the political pressure to adopt this technology is increasing all the time. And it's not due to concerns over climate change – it's city air pollution. Suppose you're sitting in Saudi Arabia: until now you've been reasonably confident in assuming that if you don't pump the oil today it will be worth more tomorrow. But if you believe in my view that oil will be worth even less tomorrow, then what do you do? You pump even more now which will take the price down even further.feedback

Dieter Helm

It's all very well to say that with hindsight now, but no one anticipated that this enormous, energy intensive growth would happen.feedback

Dieter Helm

Short of a nasty war – which itself would bring a price spike but not a recovery – I can't see any reason for oil prices to go up. Curiously, I think many of the people in oil companies agree with me on that. What they don't agree with is the short term.feedback

Dieter Helm

As the oil price fell, at each point, oil executives said that the price would go back up again.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

Many low-cost producers have rationed supply with a view that if they do not produce a barrel today they can produce a barrel tomorrow. I think it is increasingly likely that there will be technically recoverable oil reserves which will never be extracted.feedback

Brett Clanton - BP

There have been no injuries and no reports of harm to wildlife. Safety will remain our highest priority as we work through this process.feedback

Brett Clanton - BP

BP is in the process of shutting in a well at the Prudhoe Bay oil field that experienced an unplanned release of hydrocarbon. No people were in the vicinity of the well at the time of the release and there are no injuries. Crews have secured the site, the fire department is on the scene and crew members are now working to safely shut in the well. All necessary notifications have been made to state and federal regulators.feedback

Brett Clanton - BP

Based on an overflight with infrared cameras, the release appears to be contained to the gravel pad surrounding the wellhead and has not reached the tundra.feedback

Eric Lansinger

He said I wasn't staying on my back leg quite long enough, so I worked on that in BP [for the second game].feedback

Ashley Hamilton Claxton

We applaud the BP remuneration committee for being proactive in responding to the shareholder revolt last year and see this as a milestone in the engagement between companies and shareholders. In particular, the committee applied discretion to override the formulaic outcome of the pay policy, which is a welcome step in the right direction.feedback

Ann Dowling - BP

I have consulted widely with shareholders and listened to and sought to act on their concerns, and have been sensitive to developments in the society in which we work.feedback

Tony Craven Walker

The UK North Sea, where there are strategic benefits, tax efficiencies and opportunities on offer and where we feel we have an edge, remains a prime area of focus.feedback

Tony Craven Walker

Our immediate focus is to broaden and expand our producing asset base through progressing the Columbus field to development and by acquiring additional production where we believe Serica can add value.feedback

Ann Dowling - BP

Last year's AGM remuneration vote was a clear message about how we manage executive pay. It is clear that shareholders and other stakeholders would like our remuneration policy to be simpler, more transparent, and to lead to reduced levels of reward.feedback

Pat Rafferty

Unite firmly believes that this sale is bad for Scotland and the UK [...] Do they believe this sale is in the national interest? It's not so long ago that both Grangemouth and the Forties pipeline were owned by all of us, and operated by a nationalised British Petroleum with a responsibility to look at what was good for the country as a whole, not just what was good for a small group of wealthy individuals. Both these parts of vital national infrastructure - which are central to the success of the Scottish and wider UK economy - are now essentially in the hands of one man.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

While the Forties pipeline had great significance in BP's history, our business here is now centred around our major offshore interests west of Shetland and in the Central North Sea. The pipeline has long been an important feedstock supplier to Ineos at Grangemouth. We believe that through also owning Forties, Ineos will be able to realise greater integration benefits and help secure a competitive long-term future for this important piece of UK oil and gas infrastructure.feedback

Jim Ratcliffe

The North Sea continues to present new opportunities for INEOS. The Forties Pipeline System is a UK strategic asset and was originally designed to work together to feed the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical facilities. We have a strong track record of acquiring non-core assets improving their efficiency and reliability, securing long term employment and investment. I am delighted that we can now bring this integrated system back under single ownership in INEOS.feedback

Mark Thomas - BP

As with our recent agreement with EnQuest, we believe this is a good example of having the 'right assets' in the 'right hands', offering new opportunities for the assets and benefitting the UK Continentnal Shelf, in the spirit of the government's aim of maximising economic recovery of the UK's oil and gas resources.feedback

Murat Ozgul

While acknowledging the recent disappointing share price performance and cumulative impact of impairments, there are now clearer opportunities for value creation than there have been for some time, driven by the significant opportunity afforded by our gas assets.feedback

Janette Marx

I think that stat surprised us because in the past, it was only oil and gas professionals that they would hire. Now they're saying and seeing that they're going to have to expand their horizons and hire outside of the experienced typical oil and gas professional.feedback

Peter Searle

There will be, we believe, a more acute shortage than there's ever been in any other upturn when it comes back. When it actually comes down to it, there will be a war for talent and companies can't just rely on who they are.feedback

Janette Marx

If hiring managers believe there's an abundance of people out in the market, then they're not going to change the way they recruit or the way they attract people, which will cause issues with the amount that they need to hire.feedback

Janette Marx

If job seekers are thinking that their salaries should be at a certain level, yet the market's paying something else, then it's how long will they stay at their current job or stay unemployed for before they actually adapt to the current market?feedback

Alan Lewis

While we have received considerable support from shareholders on the proposed structure it is clear that for others concerns remain. Under these circumstances the Board considers it appropriate to withdraw the remuneration proposals. The Board will continue to engage in dialogue with shareholders to find a solution that best meets the needs of all.feedback

Tony Soper

BP, whose oil it was, was selling detergent in industrial quantities which was getting poured over the beaches, killing off the microorganisms which would have broken down the oil.feedback

Chris Beauchamp

With the oil outlook much more positive (at least until the plunge in crude prices this week), the British icon looks more attractive once the weaker pound is taken into account. This is one deal that won't escape the regulator however, and it will also be a tough one for Downing Street.feedback

Mike van Dulken - Accendo Markets

Calls for another negative open come after more losses on Wall St and a mixed bag in Asia overnight. A sharp 5pc drop in oil prices following more big US inventory builds has weighed heavily on Energy which don't forget makes up over 13% of the UK's FTSE index (BP, RDSb), before we even consider the read-across to support/engineering names and the sentiment hit to the Miners.feedback

John Farrell - Yankee Stadium

It says he's not afraid of failure, and that's great for any athlete. Athletes are all going to become vulnerable in their performance at some point, and for who's been such a high profile in another sport come in and say, Hey, I'm willing to take a run at this,' I think it's a pretty cool thing. When you look at the raw power in BP, it's pretty evident. It says you've got some pretty good hand-eye coordination. (Baseball's) hard for a guy who plays every year. When you have that kind of gap, I think it's a window into the mindset that anything is possible. Why not take a run with it?feedback

John Farrell - Yankee Stadium

It says he's not afraid of failure and I think that's great for any athlete. Athletes are all going to become vulnerable at some point and for a guy who's been such high-profile in another sport to say, You know what? Hey, I'm willing to take a run at this,' I think it's a pretty cool thing. We'll see how it plays out, but when you look at the raw power in BP it's pretty evident. Not to mention, when you're doing something else in another sport, it says you have some pretty good hand-eye coordination.feedback

John Farrell - Yankee Stadium

I watched him take a round or two of BP. I don't know what it plays like at game speed.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

We are not planning on an uptick in the prices. We're going to plan on $55 to $60 ... for the next five years, and we're going to live within a strict capital diet. BP has quietly been getting ready. 2017 is a really important year for us. We have more new projects being commissioned than ever in the history of the company.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

We have people coming to our stations that are not buying petrol now. They come for the convenience offer.feedback

Josu Jon Imaz - Repsol YPF

We're adding new products and services to our forecourts to take advantage of the fact we have more face-to-face contact with consumers each day than almost any other brand in Spain.feedback

Jayson Werth

Most years, things are moving really fast early on, so I just try to ease into it and work my way into playing, see pitches. I don't know, even from when we took live BP early in camp, things are moving slow. So when that's the case, you try to let everything be normal. It's a little odd, I guess, for this time of year for me. I can't explain it. It's just how it is. I have no answers for you one way or another. It feels good. Everything's been good as far as swinging goes. … Hopefully I can just hang on to whatever I've got going on right now.feedback

Alan Haywood - BP

Demand for renewable natural gas is growing quickly and BP is pleased to expand our supply capability in this area.feedback

Brian Gilvary - BP

Over the next five years we expect this to fall to around $35-40 a barrel for the group overall.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

We are in a field of opportunities. We have a good balance sheet and financial means that others do not have. After two years of very low prices, there are companies around the world that have good assets but are struggling. It is left to us to chose good assets that are of interest to us.feedback

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

Ultimately despite the rebound in oil prices, revenues are struggling to keep up.feedback

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

A lot of oil companies put an awful lot of capital expenditure based on oil prices around about $75, $80 dollars a barrel, we've been as low as $27 a barrel, and yes we have rebounded quite substantially off that, and they have cut back capex an awful lot, but it's a very competitive market and there's an awful lot of spare capacity still, I think, out there in the oil market and demand still remains fairly constrained.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

We have delivered solid results in tough conditions - and are well prepared for any volatility in oil pricing. We have adapted by cutting our controllable cash costs by $7 billion from 2014 - a full year earlier than planned. Continued tight discipline on costs remains essential. Everything we have done during the year has made us a more resilient and competitive company.feedback

Iain Reid

BP are not covering their dividend and they raised their cash breakeven point quite considerably. They are having to pay for what they bought and they are the only company that actually raised their breakeven number.feedback

Brian Gilvary - BP

If everything holds in terms of what OPEC has said I think we will hold north of US$50 a barrel.feedback

Stuart Staley - Citi

The integrated majors, because of their credit rating, in some cases can provide a similar security to a project or government or company by providing hedging. In some sense, I would bucket BP and Shell differently.feedback

Andy Brogan

We expect to see the momentum that began in the fourth quarter of 2016 continue in the year ahead.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

The actual implications of change in U.S. policy are unlikely to be a big game changer. The U.S. has played an enormous leadership role together with China in galvanizing international support (for action on climate change) .... Much of that improvement in the outlook for carbon emissions isn't happening in America. Improvements within America are due to energy efficiency ... which are still quite valued in an economy that encourages growth and competitiveness.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

What could be a game changer is if the U.S. stops playing a significant (climate) leadership role, it then has significant implication for wider international commitment and that could have greater impact.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

Low-cost producers will use their competitive advantage to increase their share relative to higher-cost producers. If you get a combination of a very rapid increase in electric vehicles with a very rapid increase in these new technologies the numbers involved could get bigger and more significant. Key growth isn't to power transportation ... rather oil as an input into other products, particularly into petrochemicals and fabrics.feedback

Jabar Ali al-Luaibi

BP as well and some other companies are responding. So far everything is moving smoothly as far as the oil companies are concerned.feedback

Jabar Ali al-Luaibi

We are abiding by OPEC policy and the OPEC agreement. We are cutting from all Iraq. BP as well and some other companies are responding.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

Parties will roll out the red carpet-and draw knives-when Ban returns this week. The more centrist People's Party is likely to court Ban as well and is rumored to be considering backing him jointly with the BP.feedback

Brad Banducci - Woolworths

The release of A$1.785 billion from the sale will be used to strengthen our balance sheet and reinvest in our core businesses.feedback

Juliana Roadley

Hardware wasn't so great … this is another area of their business that they weren't really managing well.feedback

Brendan Warn - BMO Capital Markets

BP's shopping spree is the company's response to what the investor community has long been concerned about: long-term growth and resource sustenance. BP's timing might have also been triggered by what it sees as a likely recovery in the oil price and asset values over 2017.feedback

Bernard Looney - BP

We believe the basin will become an important profit centre for our upstream business.feedback

David Lawler - BP

With two thirds of our operated oil and natural gas production and proved reserves in the Rockies... Denver is a logical - and strategic - place for us to be and a natural fit for our business.feedback

Charlie Kronick - Greenpeace

BP's sloppy approach to a crucial aspect of safety hasn't changed. The same happy-go-lucky attitude that played a role in major accidents in the past is seemingly still reflected in the management of safety information across the oil giant's operations from rig to refinery.feedback

Erik Nikolai Stavseth - Arctic Securities

As Middle East producers and Russia are due to cut their output, large crude buyers [in Asia] ... will likely import an incremental amount from longer-haul sources.feedback

Giacomo Romeo

Looking into 2017, I would expect refining margins to be down year-on-year, especially if OPEC and Russia cut.feedback

Robert Campbell - Energy Aspects

Margins were supported by turnarounds worldwide but the sizeable drop in Latin American refinery runs this year was probably the decisive factor.feedback

Bjarne Schieldrop - SEB Bank

OPEC is putting U.S. shale oil to the test... (and) we will truly see what it can deliver.feedback

Nansen Saleri

They were able to reduce their capital expenditures, the fields that they pick happen to have the right DNA, and this is exceptional DNA. When you're talking about 10,000 barrels per day, that's Middle East standards.feedback

Imran Khan

At the end of the day, these large companies need large projects, and deepwater is going to be where they are going to find these large projects to move their needle.feedback

Ben Snider - Goldman Sachs Group

The strategy of buying the 20 most concentrated stocks has a strong track record over 15 years. Our basket of the 20 'Most Concentrated' stocks has outperformed the S&P 500 by nearly 1000 bp [basis points] YTD, putting it on pace for a fifth consecutive year of outperforming the S&P 500.feedback

Ahmed Hashmi

This makes it much easier for people to act on the information and the data we already collect.feedback

Lorenzo Simonelli - GE Oil & Gas

Baker Hughes provides more opportunity to take Big Data into the oilfields. We're seeing good examples of how big data is changing the outcomes of the oil and gas industry.feedback

Chen Bingyan

BP has an established network in fuel marketing in the Americas.feedback

Michal Konarski

I suspect that analysts had expected a smaller than in reality positive impact of the Qualia one-off, which gave the bank 114 million zlotys (at the gross profit level). The difference between expectations and the actual result is small enough to expect a neutral market reaction.feedback

Ipek Ozkardeskaya

This is the ninth consecutive quarter of decline in BP's earnings, and it is hard to see the end of the tunnel given the challenging dynamics in the oil market.feedback

Brian Gilvary - BP

We continue to make good progress in adapting to the challenging price and margin environment. We remain on track to rebalance organic cash flows next year at US$50 to US$55 a barrel, underpinned by continued strong operating reliability and momentum in resetting costs and capital spending. At the same time, we are investing in the projects, businesses and options to deliver growth in the years ahead.feedback

Neil Wilson - ETX Capital

BP and Shell both delivered improved figures in the third quarter, but there are yet plenty of risks in the oil market as (oil) prices remain under pressure. Drilling down to the key fundamentals, oil producers have to cut costs to survive in a lower-for-longer price environment.feedback

Chris Beauchamp

For BP, the overtone of the report was more focussed on the tough times ahead. With Shell, the overall picture is far more encouraging for investors.feedback

Thomas Lee

Wage inflation sensitivity [is] beginning to impact stocks. Stocks with low wage sensitivity outperformed 1,590 bp [basis points] since May.feedback

Peter Boockvar - The Lindsey Group

On the better than expected print as people believe this will spill over into the ISM report in a few weeks, the 10 yr yield is back at 1.75% after trading at 1.73% prior to the release. The 2 yr yield is up by 1 bp to .83%.feedback

Jawaid Afsar

The FTSE 100 closed above the 7,000 mark and may well set new records in the days ahead on the back of positive momentum and some stronger earnings reports. Earnings from Morgan Stanley helped the banking sector, while a spike in crude oil prices supported heavyweight oil majors like BP and Shell. The positive correlation between commodity prices and energy and mining shares are here to stay.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

As much as a US$1 trillion of big projects have been canceled or deferred around the world and that could catch up with the world.feedback

Lorenzo Simonelli - GE Oil & Gas

The industry will continue to be volatile. However, it has also changed with the advent of shale and technology we are going to see smaller cycles of volatility.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

By 2020 we will have a lack of supplies. Volatility has been huge. The stress on everybody, the balance sheets of companies and countries is huge.feedback

Mike Williams

We understand that the oil is spilling – it was actually still spilling while we were filming which was difficult – but we wanted to kind of be the megaphone for, hey, there are 11 men who lost their lives out here as well. The oil can ultimately be cleaned up, those 11 men can't be replaced.feedback

Mark Wahlberg

The focus wasn't really on who made what mistakes and who was responsible. Really it was about the heroics of the 11 people and the inspiring things that they did to survive and help one another, that was what we wanted to focus on.feedback

Richard de Caux - BP

We expect a substantial chunk of the incremental demand growth next year to be met by two sources which don't come from a refinery.feedback

Richard de Caux - BP

The cheap oil prices did not save Europe from further rationalizations.feedback

Peter Berg

One thing that I hope people get from this is the idea that we should make sure that our corporations, like BP, that have so much potential to do harm to an environment, to lose lives, that these guys who are on the ground are in a position to hit the brakes, slow down when things get tense.feedback

Peter Berg

I never faulted BP for being a company for profit. That's what fuels our economy. We all use fuel. I get that they're a company for profit.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Rosneft, strictly speaking, is not a state company. Let us not forget that a part of it is owned by BP, a British company.feedback

Michael Abendhoff - BP

The refinery's total suspended solids (TSS) returned to permitted levels on Aug. 4. BP is working to safely return the refinery to normal operations as soon as possible and continues to monitor the situation closely.feedback

Anna Galkina

This is a rip-off. BP's pocket change buys it legitimacy and access to invaluable advertising space. Sponsorship masks BP's role in destroying indigenous lands, arming dictatorships, and wrecking our climate. These deals cannot be allowed to go on for another five years. That's why art interventions and protests will go on.feedback

Julianne Morrison

Tate decided to go ahead with BP's sponsorship despite a major incident in Texas that killed 15 of BP's workers, and despite the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. Why did Tate renew the sponsorship? Was it right to do so? The public has a right to know the facts.feedback

Anna Galkina

Oil branding of art is a threat to our galleries and our climate. Tate has tried to hide how embarrassingly low BP sponsorship fees were. We're delighted that the information tribunal ruled against Tate's secrecy.feedback

Peter Mather - BP

Our industry is going through a period of rebalancing, but our commitment to the UK and to our partners is for the long-term.feedback

Oliver Steeds

We know that the deep ocean is changing at its fastest rate for millions and millions of years. What we don't really understand at the moment is its health and its resilience. We need far more missions like this and that's one of the problems, trillions is spent going into outer space and hardly any money is being spent going into inner space, into the deep ocean, despite how critical it is for humanity.feedback

Alex Rogers

When you seriously over-exploit marine eco-systems, it can take them decades to recover. And that's in shallow water, you can imagine what happens if you drag a trawl through a deep sea coral bed. That is going to take hundreds of years to recover if it recovers at all.feedback

Olivier Jakob - Petromatrix

Right now, there is not much to be optimistic about. We have to wait a little bit longer for the rebalancing.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

As we look forward we expect the external environment to remain challenging, but we have a strong pipeline of new projects.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

We do see the market coming into balance, it may already be there. There's a lot of stocks. It will take some time to work its way off, 18 months or so.feedback

Peter Lockley

If this is not contracting out [responsibility] to [the Freedom of Information Act], it is only a hair's breadth away from it.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

Market fundamentals continue to suggest that the combination of robust demand and weak supply growth will move global oil markets closer into balance by the end of the year.feedback

Joe Rundle - ETX Capital

BP's profits fell 80 percent but the results were better than expected and an improvement from the end of last year.feedback

Jason Gammel - Jefferies

The 1Q16 reporting period looks set to be even worse than what we thought was already an especially ugly 4Q15.feedback

Anish Kapadia - Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

It is still a challenging sector. The oil price improvement will clearly help things, but if anything it highlights the problems of how companies have cut back on capex dramatically and are not investing in new projects.feedback

Anish Kapadia - Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

We're seeing money flowing into the energy space and early money has gone into the lower-risk names among oil majors. There is still a lot of money sitting on the sidelines that will get into the sector once things get more bullish.feedback

Hans-Christoph Hirt

We take a robust approach on the election or re-election of individuals and groups of directors who do not live up to this responsibility.feedback

Stefan Stern

I think what you're seeing is genuine and substantial concern being expressed in these votes. There's a bit of 'enough is enough' in the air.feedback

Shade Duffy - AXA Group

There's an absolute need to be conservative – we all know what the wider economic environment is like – and pay should reflect that.feedback

Alan Judes

Clawback is now going to be there for five years. They (companies) are all moving in the way shareholders want them to.feedback

Russ Mould

The fall in oil prices is sparking profit-taking as a marked slide in crude raises the question of whether BP and Shell will be able to maintain their dividend payments if oil remains lower for longer.feedback

Ann Dowling - BP

All are agreed that this has been a very good year for Bob and the team.feedback

Robert Smithson - THS Partners

I'm not a fan of change for the sake of change. Unless there is a really compelling reason of somebody else who can do a better job I think it's probably better he stays.feedback

Ashley Hamilton Claxton

This proposed increase is both unreasonable and insensitive. In a year in which BP has reported its worst ever annual loss, it has decided to sharply boost Mr Dudley's remuneration. We will be voting against this proposal. While we acknowledge BP has had to weather a turbulent period for oil markets, we strongly believe that executive remuneration should remain tied to performance.feedback

Lukas Ross - Friends of the Earth

We are saddened to learn that the gross negligence of BP continues to enjoy taxpayer subsidies. It is clear that we have still failed to learn all the lessons of the Deepwater Horizon.feedback

Peter Mather - BP

The decision to end our contractual relationship with the Tate has been a very difficult one. It reflects the extremely challenging business environment in which we are operating. We have seen the Tate's extraordinary growth and success and we are proud to have played a small part in that.feedback

Yasmin De Silva

We're thrilled with the news Tate is rid of BP. About 30 years ago, the tide turned on tobacco sponsorship, and now the same thing is happening to the oil industry. Of course Tate won't rub it in BP's face by acknowledging this decision is the result of the increasing public concern about climate change and the huge number of artists, members and gallery-goers speaking out against the controversial deal.feedback

Peter Mather - BP

The decision to end our contractual relationship with the Tate has been a very difficult one. It reflects the extremely challenging business environment in which we are operating. Over the last 27 years we have seen the Tate's extraordinary growth and success and we are proud to have played a small part in that. We thank the Tate for their support and we wish them continued success.feedback

Shaun Clarke

From Bob's standpoint, he's charged with a crime he didn't commit, and he's going to go to trial to clear his name.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

The market is responding very clearly to lower oil prices.feedback

Charlie Kronick - Greenpeace

Shell and BP have bet heavily on the wrong energy sources, and now they're losing big. The problem is that with thousands of jobs, billions in investments and people's pensions tied up with their companies' fortunes, Big Oil's bosses won't be the only ones to pay for their shortsightedness.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

While our financial results reflect the challenging environment, we remain focused on the business fundamentals, including project execution and effective cost management.feedback

Simon Smith

I think there are some questions about the management in terms of their ability to transform a company but, quite often, it's their ability to adapt and their resilience to find other sources of revenue and that's always hard for oil companies because you are dependant on the price of a commodity which at the best of times is volatile and unpredictable and that is one of the issues for many oil and gas companies.feedback

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

This morning's results from BP have added to the gloom surrounding the sector.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

We are continuing to move rapidly to adapt and rebalance BP for the changing environment. We're making good progress in managing and lowering our costs and capital spending, while maintaining safe and reliable operations and continuing disciplined investment into the future of our portfolio. Our plans set out a clear course for BP for the medium term and will allow us to deliver growth in the longer term.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

The first and second quarter will be very difficult… It is a big shock for producing countries. It reminds me of (the oil crisis in) 1986.feedback

Justin Urquhart Stewart

The world has changed for all the oil companies and energy companies and it's not going to change back anytime soon.feedback

Sandy Rosenthal

People arrive in Louis Armstrong Airport with a desire to understand what happened here, even though it's been 10 years. And we're glad that they do, because the survivors deserve for everyone to know the vetted facts about the flooding. The survivors deserve for everyone to know that we were flooded because of civil engineering failure, not due to just Mother Nature.feedback

Alisha Renfro - National Wildlife Federation

Since we have moneys that are going to be coming through from the BP oil spill, we can put that towards coastal restoration. It is a very sad opportunity, but a very unique one that can actually help us out a lot.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

You'll have to go back to the late 1970s to see such a sharp fall in investments.feedback

Tim Pickering - Auspice Capital Advisors

There is a cushion because we have a lot of oil in storage. When that cushion is gone, if this lasts a month, the price of oil on a global basis will react.feedback

Carl-Henric Svanberg - BP

We anticipate that all the actions we are taking will capture more deflation and drive the point of rebalance to below $60 per barrel.feedback

Ann Dowling - BP

The oil price is outside BP's control, but executives performed strongly in managing the things they could control and for which they are accountable. BP surpassed expectations on most measures and directors' remuneration reflects this.feedback

Rosa Curling - Leigh Day

Tate has fought and no doubt spent a large amount of money trying to keep this information secret. If public bodies are accepting sponsorship money from corporations such as BP, they must be open about how much they are receiving. Tate's actions have prevented proper public debate over the acceptability of the sponsorship, based on actual figures, for more than three years.feedback

Anna Galinka

It is an organisation that has some commitment to values around justice and human rights and environmental responsibility. We see it as a contradiction that Tate can be part of 10:10 and funded by BP.feedback

Anna Galinka

That represents around half a per cent of Tate's operating budget and it is quite likely that the earlier figures are going to be even lower. We are expecting these figures to show just how insignificant BP's funding actually is. That the relationship is a lot more about politics, personal networks and BP buying cultural credibility than it is about actual money and actual reliance.feedback

Sandy Nairne

While the BP portrait award is judged anonymously, we were delighted to discover later that two of the portraits that made it to the final [selection] for the exhibition were painted by artists who happen to be partners.feedback

Doug Suttles

Over the weekend we will attach the dome to the drill ship Enterprise with a riser and pipework assembly which will allow the oil to flow up to the surface and be processed. So, if all goes to plan, we should begin to start that operation – the beginning of trying to process the fluids on the surface and stop the spill into the sea – on Monday.feedback

Charlie Crist

We need oil but we don't need it from the Gulf of Mexico. It just wouldn't be the right thing to do. Not now; no way!feedback

Doug Suttles

It is horribly difficult to estimate what the flow is, but what we can see is the amount of oil on top of the water. We think that the range has increased of what the estimate has been. So I think that somewhere between one and five thousand barrels a day is probably the best estimate we have today.feedback

Mikhail Fridman

This is absolutely a key investment for Russia. Now BP produces more oil in Russia than in any other country…. that's why they don't want to move on anything. Now the question is whether this company will remain independent or will work like a branch of the BP corporation.feedback

Rick Steiner

Well the big story here is finally oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout 40 miles off shore has reached the Southern tip of the Mississippi Delta. It's here on land.feedback

Doug Suttles

We've made numerous attempts to overcome the flow. We've monitored the situation after each attempt. We've also used our junk shot technique and other materials to try and divert more of the flow down the well, but we have not been able to stop the flow.feedback

Jimmy Marinello

I've been fishing the marshes in Shell Beach and Hopedale since I was three years old and the more wildlife I see die everyday is heartbreaking.feedback

Barack Obama

We are dealing with a massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster. So let me be clear, BP is responsible for this leak, BP will be paying the bill, but as President of the United States, I'm going to spare no effort to respond to this crisis for as long as it continues.feedback

Eric Holder

This case, which was vigorously pursued by the United States' stellar legal team, marks another significant step forward in the Justice Department's continuing efforts to seek justice on behalf of the American people for this disaster, and we are confident that this will work as a strong deterrent to anyone who is tempted to sacrifice safety and the environment in the pursuit of profit.feedback

Rahm Emanuel

Well, to quote Tony Hayward, he's got his life back, as he would say. And I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going to have a second career in PR consulting.feedback

Rahm Emanuel

There's really a substance here that matters. That's clearly a PR mistake, but he's made a number of those mistakes. What's important is: are we capping the well? Are we capturing the oil? Are we containing the cleanup? Are we filing the claims? Are we also cleaning up the mess? That's what's important.feedback

Craig Bielkiewic

So he got his life back. I guess he never lost his life. So, I guess we're still working on ours.feedback

Bobby Jindal

Every day they announce how much oil they've burned and skimmed. Every day they announce how much money they have spent on claims and that's great. But you really can't get a complete picture, unless you know how much oil is still out there in the water and how much oil is being leaked out.feedback

Thad Allen

We are in the process of moving a mobile drilling unit into place. It will probably be there 14th of June, which will add a 10,000 barrel capacity to what is coming out of the wellhead right now, in addition to the Discover Enterprise.feedback

Terry Winn - Euronews

The docks behind Joe Patti's are usually bustling with activity. They probably won't be that way again until the oil is cleaned up and, more importantly, until consumers and retailers regain confidence.feedback

Peter Troedsson - coast guard

Coast Guard helicopters on scene and vessels on scene have no reports of a visible sheen in the water. There is no report of an evidence of leaks but we continue to investigate and to monitor that situation to make sure that doesn't change.feedback

David Cameron

I don't think it's right to show compassion to a mass murderer like that.feedback

David Cameron

In terms of an inquiry I'm not currently minded that we need to have a UK-based inquiry on this, probably for this reason: I don't need an inquiry to tell me what was a bad decision: it was a bad decision, and if you like, the big fact that has changed over a year that makes it an even worse decision is the fact that of course Megrahi is still free at liberty in Libya rather that serving the prison sentence in Scotland as he should be doing.feedback

Barack Obama

I think that it is a positive sign. We're still in the testing phase. I'll have more to say about it tomorrow.feedback

Doug Suttles

It's an encouraging sign. In a couple more days it may be even more encouraging. But, no celebrations. You know, if you go talk to the people that live here, celebration is a wrong word.feedback

Damien Ross

Hopefully, the leak is stopped now and we can start getting some revenue back into the city of New Orleans, here. A lot of local agencies lost a lot of business due to the oil spill. Hopefully we will get everything cleaned up and get back up to speed.feedback

Dmitriy Chepurenko

At the moment the court appointed bailiffs are working at the BP office, inspecting the documents that are in the office to find out whether there are any documents concerning the strategic partnership between BP and Rosneft companies.feedback

William Hague

BP will decide on its own dividend, of course, it is a big, err, let's be clear, it has a big task in front of it, and it has had to work hard in recent weeks, it does have to do its utmost to stop this oil spill, to deal with it satisfactorily on a permanent basis.feedback

David Cameron

I completely understand the anger that exists right across America. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a catastrophe for the environment, for the fishing industry, for tourism, I've been absolutely clear about that. And like President Obama I've also been clear that it is BP's role to cap the leak, to clean up the mess and to pay appropriate compensations.feedback

John Browne - BP

The demand, I expect, will continue to rise. Obviously there will be blips as we go through cycles on, say, a 10 year basis. Production is being developed at the moment and that will come through. But there is quite a lag between deciding to increase capacity and it happening.feedback

Mickey Fruge

We expect to be finished drilling the number two relief well some time .. at the end of July or August, if everything goes well.feedback

Tony Hayward - BP

We see little evidence of any growth in demand and expect the recovery to be long and drawn out.feedback

Bobby Jindal

We're not done when they cap the leak, we're not done when they get all the oil out of the water, we're only going to be done when they restore our wetlands, our fisheries and estuaries back to their healthy pre-spill status.feedback

Doug Suttles

We share the frustration. I want this thing to stop. We want it to stop. The people who live here want it to stop. I'm doing everything we can. I don't know anything we could be doing that we're not doing. We're getting lots of help from lots of places. The government is looking at what we do every day. They are providing experts as well. It's this huge sense of frustration that we have not been able to stop it yet.feedback

Bobby Jindal

Obviously we are concerned about the impact this will have on delaying the relief wells, delaying the skimming and the other activities out there, but also the impact of throwing new oil further in and especially when you look at the the tidal surges that are projected two to five feet along the coastline, especially the southeastern part of our coast.feedback

Thad Allen

It would be terrific news if we can shut the well, but I don't think we can say that. I think there needs to be an overabundance of caution and I don't want anyones hopes up that we can shut this well until we can get the empirical pressure readings that e need and do a seismic survey of the sea floor and try to understand as well as we can the condition of the wellbore and casings.feedback

Robert Menendez

If BP is found to have gained access to Libyan oil reserves by using a mass murderer as a bargaining chip, then make no mistake – any money it makes off that oil is blood money, pure and simple.feedback

Bob Dudley - BP

There's no question that we're going to learn a lot from this accident in the Gulf coast. It's going to be about equipment, people, different companies and as a result of that we're going to learn a lot from that – both BP and the industry – and I'm sure there will be changes.feedback

Doug Suttles

We've got the equipment all hooked up to perform the static kill; so right now the current forecast is we will do that activity on Tuesday we expect.feedback

Barack Obama

This 20 billion dollars will provide substantial assurance the claims people and businesses have will be honoured. It is also important to emphasise, this is not a cap. The people of the Gulf have my commitment that BP will meet its obligation to them… This fund does not supercede either individual rights or state's rights to present claims in court.feedback

Ron Price

It's completely disastrous. It's wiped out a lot of work for us. We have been able to get a bit of work to get by on. Thank god for that The oil hadn't completely come into our waters yet. It's kind of a saving grace for us. It gives us an opportunity to work until things get really bad.feedback

Doug Suttles

The final solution is to get it to stop. Our next attempt to stop the flow should occur the second half of this week, the later part of this week, when we actually either pursue what we call the junk shot technique, which is to put material in the blow out preventer which will cause it to plug up.feedback

Jaime Matyas - National Wildlife Federation

Normally you could not catch them. They move so quickly. And they are slow, as if you are trying to run, as though your feet were stuck in molasses.feedback

Greg Smith - Fat Prophets

A lot of investors were getting nervous because BP is such an important company – one of the top companies in the FTSE 100. Also very important because they're a dividend payer.feedback

Matt Ferraro

As we searched around the shore we actually found found these small little holes that were in the sand. And as you stepped on the sand next to them, it was kind of squishy and oil bubbled up from out of the sand.feedback

Thad Allen

I think everybody would like to see this thing ended as soon as possible, but my duty as National Incident Commander is to give you my best view. It may be a little conservative, but I think we need to understand we don't know the condition of the well until we start to put mud in it.feedback

Anthony Grisanti

I'm talking about crude oil, probably 90 to 100 dollars a barrel, definitely if you get Iran involved in this, we've got major problems.feedback

Ken Salazar

The efforts are intended to ramp up over the hours ahead on a sequencing of about every two hours and we ought to have a better measure of what the flow is that is leaking out from the well.feedback

Doug Suttles

Over the weekend we expect to connect that dome to the drill ship Enterprise, at which time, hopefully at the beginning of next week, we'll begin to start to evacuate the oil from the seabed up to the surface.feedback

Eric Vial

We can see the US authorities don't have the means to collect the oil as 800,000 litres are escaping everyday and the barriers aren't enough. The sea booms aren't effective and while the coastal barriers are useful for isolating zones, the oil has to be gathered and at the moment they lack the means to do that.feedback

Michael Abendhoff - BP

I know there's a perceived lack of action out there and I can tell you being down here that we're working 24/7, everything we can do to minimise the impacts, and that's what we've said from day one. We're here to stop the oil and we're here to minimise impacts, and where there are impacts we've got people on shorelines cleaning them up.feedback

Jackie Savitz - Oceana

Whether it's exactly 26 percent that's left, I don't know. But even 26 percent of the oil that was released would be the equivalent of about four Exxon Valdises. So, there's still a lot of oil in the Gulf. Marine life in the Gulf certainly are not quite ready to breathe a sigh of relief.feedback

Eric Holder

As our review expands in the days ahead, we will be meticulous, we will be comprehensive, and we will be aggressive. We will not rest until justice is done.feedback

Bobby Jindal

The time for studies and discussions are over. We need our federal government to hold BP accountable, make them act like the responsible party. We don't want our federal government making excuses for BP.feedback

Barack Obama

Climate change poses a threat to our way of life. In fact, we are already beginning to see its profound and costly impact. And the spill in the Gulf, which is just heartbreaking, only underscores the necessity of seeking alternative fuel sources.feedback

Tony Hayward - BP

Our plan is to move to a containment device that will be sealed on the top of the blowout preventer that is on the sea bed and will be deployed within a three or four-day time window if the 'top kill' is not successful.feedback

Edward J. Markey

We cannot trust BP. People do not trust the experts any longer. BP has lost all credibility, now the decisions will have to be made by others, because it is clear they have been hiding the actual consequences of this spill.feedback

Thomas Shirley - Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

The volume of those deep plumes is equal to the volume of Lake Erie. So, they are massive things. The sperm whales are diving through these plumes to get their food which also might be contaminated by the oil – so there are lots of reasons to be concerned.feedback

Bill Burton

You know if Tony Hayward wants to put a skimmer on his yacht and bring it down to the Gulf, we would be happy to have his help, but what's important is not what Tony Hayward is doing in his free time, but what what BP is doing to take responsibility for the mess they've made.feedback

Nikolai Lashkevich

I don't think anyone would have expected the price to go up so quickly and such a big battle to break out.feedback