Major incidents in BP history
BP has a checkered record of worker safety and corporate conduct. Here are some major incidents, compiled by nonprofit news organization ProPublica.
• A Texas refinery explosion killed 15 and injured 170 in 2005. BP paid a $50-million fine.
• In 2006 after an oil spill, BP paid a $12-million fine for failing to repair a pipeline in Prudhoe Bay even though it had been warned in 2002 that repairs were needed.
• BP was accused of manipulating the market price of propane and in 2007 agreed to pay $300 million in fines.