At this point, I don’t entirely believe the story from BP managers about this oil spill. The decision to withdraw the drilling mud even though tests showed likely leakage of gas into the well was too reckless of a decision for BP executives to make. I would believe that story if this decision was made by a young upstart oil producer with little experience in offshore drilling, but I don’t entirely believe it from BP. For BP executives, that decision was just too reckless and risky. I suspect that some of the BP managers who have talked to investigators are misleading investigators or at least not telling the whole story.
FBI and congressional investigators should be aggressively questioning BP managers and asking them the same kinds of questions in different ways in an effort to find inconsistent statements or outright lies. I don’t think we’ve heard the whole truth about this disaster yet.