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Oil Companies Still Hiding the True Risks of Deepwater Drilling from Investors

OilPrice.com -- Oil and gas companies are doing a terrible job of disclosing climate and deepwater drilling risks, even in light of the tragic Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a new report.

While companies are making extensive capital investments related to climate change and deepwater drilling, they are generally failing to adequately disclose the associated risks in a manner consistent with US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) rules and growing investor expectations, according to a report co-authored by Boston-based investor coalition Ceres and advisory firm David Gardiner & Associates.

The report evaluated SEC filings for the 10 largest US-listed oil and gas companies – Apache, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Eni, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Shell, Suncor and Total – none of which received an e


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 5:00:17 AM

If Pig Oil's mouthpiece, OilPrice.com, is bringing this up, then it stands to reason that this is solely the tip of the iceberg.
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:36:35 AM


NHLiveFree and jrsva have both made very interesting points ....
Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 7:12:14 AM

Most of the drilling are not done by big oil companies but are farmed out to oil services companies. Big oil should disclose what they are doing.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 12:24:18 AM


Most of the easy oil has been recovered. Drilling in deep water and other hostile places increases the cost and the risk of oil production. The sooner we have viable alternatives to petroleum fuels the better off we will all be.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 12:06:28 AM

Same with car salesman/DC, still hiding the true risks...
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:56:01 PM

They wouldn't do that.
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:45:18 PM


Most of the Big Oil resident shills and spin doctors are MIA on this news article. Interesting?
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:41:24 PM


Big Oil is right up there with Wall St and the mega Banks for a total lack of ehtics and trustworthiness!
arb0526
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:38:40 PM

Oil companies pray to their God in hopes it will be a banner year without government involvement
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:28:25 PM

Big Oil isn't telling the truth? I'm shocked! Shocked!
LCSTEELERBOB
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:21:36 PM

OIL COMPANIES ARE JUST LYING BUTT HEADS
gaswatchON
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:20:23 PM

I'm so surprised that the oil company's are telling a lie NOT!!!
If the oil company's had to pay taxes on there lies nobody else would have to pay taxes
gem1224
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:20:07 PM

everything has risks...... DUH
pa79th
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:19:51 PM

Um, I think Deepwater Horizon showed us all the risks we need to know about.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:19:46 PM

ok
crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:19:36 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:19:22 PM

ok
Number43
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:16:05 PM

Liberals still making up LIES!
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:15:12 PM

greed lives--so is anyone really surprised ??
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:14:00 PM

Ok
Toppers
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:13:48 PM

No surprise
PetroScopper
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:13:04 PM

This comes as no real surprise to any of us, I'm sure. I think that is why they push so hard to get rid of the EPA and any other organization that will hold them to account for some of the trash they subject the American public to- far too much money and too many stupid people standing in the way... it's all about the dollars.
dky63
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:12:37 PM

Big Oil Lies - ha ha ha
TBONE3
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:11:59 PM

I should think the big investors already know that.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:11:53 PM

Thank you Mr. Obvious!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:11:40 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:11:26 PM

thanks for the post
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:11:11 PM

Who believes they would tell the truth? Only an idiot.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:10:12 PM

It has to be dangerous.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:09:58 PM

Of course they are
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:09:17 PM

no surprise there. it's all about cash flows and stock price
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:08:26 PM

If we only knew the truth.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:07:03 PM

Wouldn't surprise me a bit.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:06:22 PM

Nothing new.
regout
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:03:26 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:02:10 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:01:45 PM

ok
MDTDriver
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:56:24 PM

Nothing new here.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:54:32 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:52:28 PM

ok
DandyDapple
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:51:51 PM

they hide a lot they don't want us to know ...
J4romeo
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:44:15 PM

there are risks in every day of life!!
defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:43:59 PM

BIG OIL is LIEING AGAIN??? How can that be!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:43:36 PM

They want us kept in the dark.
Is246
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:42:36 PM

Not good.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:41:54 PM

NOT A SHOCKER!
mdskier
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:34:33 PM

Would Oil companies ever lie?

Oh, don't answer that one!

[Edited by: mdskier at 8/6/2012 11:35:17 PM EST]
VernonOR
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:34:25 PM

Being truthful is something most companies are not known for.
mikaye
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:33:55 PM

they don't want anyone to know the facts
gavinON
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:32:17 PM

hmmm
WBBNC
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:31:14 PM

Do you always read the small print (disclaimers)?
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