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Why Big Oil Spends Big on Non-Energy Issues

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

Why would oil companies worth billions of dollars tout their extension of valuable financial resources on things not directly related to energy? Economist Milton Friedman described this as the "cloak of social responsibility."

A Gulf Chorus Fights BP's PR War

Rocky Kistner | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Maybe next year will be different. Perhaps the powers that be will confront the fact that the oil damage has not magically gone away and that the fertile fishing grounds of the Gulf appear to be getting worse.

BP's Iris Cross Starred in Two Disaster PR Campaigns

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

Between the Deepwater Horizon spill and the end of August, BP spent over $93 million on advertisements, three times what the oil giant spent in April through July 2009. It's a number that outraged lawmakers.

BP Tripled Its Advertising Budget During Spill, Neared $100 million

Fortune | Shelley DuBois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Late Monday, BP (BP) responded to a request from the Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce that asked the company to report how much money it...