Tuesday, June 15, 2010


One of the joys of living in The Holler is fireflies in the summer. They've arrived. Actually, I saw the first ones a couple of weeks ago, but they're really out in force now.

Monday, June 07, 2010

BP refining safety citations

FlowingData shows OSHA citations issued to BP refining over June 2007-Feb 2010. Not only did BP get many more citations per barrel processed, they were overwhelmingly of a more serious nature than the citations issued to other US refiners. Maybe there is something fundamental I don't understand about OSHA citations, but these numbers make BP refining look very bad, maybe even evil. The numbers are particularly bad as they all come after BP's 2005 Texas City explosion, when BP supposedly got religion about safety and operations.