09 Aug '18, 5pm

can someone please tell me why @BillGates and @melindagates own 43 million shares in @BP_plc

In a story in The Times on Sunday, our colleague Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote of growing displeasure in Britain over the use of the name “British Petroleum” by top federal officials in the United States in referring to the party responsible for the gulf spill. The company officially changed its name to BP several years ago, and to some on the other side of the pond, invoking the old name is a backhanded slap at Britain and even a threat to the “special relationship” our two nations share. With tens of thousands of barrels of oil still gushing into the gulf every day, quibbling over a name might seem petty. Nevertheless, it does seem fair to note that BP is not exactly a foreign corporation running roughshod over American soil. As Fraser Nelson, a columnist for The Spectator, pointed out late last week, 39 percent of the company is owned by American shareholders and six Americ...

Full article: https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/just-how-briti...

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