Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hey, too early for Schadenfreude :)

PanArmenian writes that British Petroleum Azerbaijan closes down.

It all started with a stupid official notification in an equally stupid official newspaper in Baku saying that BP Oil has liquidated its branch in Azerbaijan and ceases its activities. No context, no commentary, no additional information.

During all morning, panic spread in the city. After the Gulf oil spill, Russian Izvestia has already predicted that BP is doomed.

However, toward afternoon, it was clarified that actually it is not BP closing down, but one of its subsidiaries - BP Oil, which had only one coordinator here and zero activities.

Looking at the PanArmenian article above, one could now clearly imagine a cold turkey from an interrupted Schadenfreude.


  1. Here's a plan...;)

    BP bungler Tony Hayward moves to Baku to "get his life back"--what could go wrong? And if by chance anything did, no problem, because the official Azerbaijan press wouldn't report it. And as everyone knows, if you don't report it, it didn't happen...

  2. Hey, Ani, you forgot - what about us?

    We are here *to report* - aren't we? :)


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