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Book Talk: Tom Bergin exposes spin behind BP spill

LONDON (Reuters) - A year after oil major BP capped its doomed Macondo well, Tom Bergin's account of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history suggests that this was an accident which was more likely to happen to BP than any other oil company.

LONDON (Reuters) - A year after oil major BP capped its doomed Macondo well, Tom Bergin's account of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history suggests that this was an accident which was more likely to happen to BP than any other oil company.

The Gulf of Mexico spill had its roots in a BP culture of cost cutting and short term incentives which also helped cause an earlier fatal accident at Texas City Refinery, Bergin argues in his recent book "Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP."

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