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27 July 2017 16:51 (South Africa)

BP rebrands as 'burning petroleum'

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

BP has started to burn oil siphoned off from the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. By Wednesday afternoon the company said it had burnt 52,500 gallons of oil, using a "specialised flare device". Burning the oil is part of BP's wider strategy of containing the spill, as a relief well will only be completed in August. Read more: AP

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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