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Thursday, June 17, 2010

BP oil spill: British pensioners will pick up the bill for BP compensation fund

And that fund money will be paid to Obama's union thugs.

The crisis engulfing BP plumbed new depths last night as President Obama bullied the company into depositing £13.5billion into a fund to settle compensation claims for the calamitous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

After a face-to-face showdown with the President at the White House, BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg revealed the payment meant the oil giant would be forced to suspend dividends to its shareholders until at least next year.

The news sent BP shares plunging to a 14-year low of £3.37, and is a major blow for Britain's pension funds, which rely on BP's dividend income to provide £1 in every £6 they receive each year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure this was done to attack the stock, and I'm betting Soros et al were all short. So prescient, eh?

 
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