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Doubts over safety at BP

Over the past few years, BP has been close to two potential fatal accidents, shows a new internal report according to the Financial Times. The company's safety management is under fire.

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BP does not seem to have learned enough lessons, even after the soul-searching prompted by the giant's catastrophic oil spill in the Mexican Gulf in 2010. Despite new safety regulations, the company has been close to two fatal accidents at its refineries and petrochemical plants in recent years, show internal documents obtained by Greenpeace and published in the Financial Times.

According to internal documents from BP, security at the company is severely lagging behind rival Shell, and there is a critical need to address the problem.

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