Was Halliburton Behind the BP Oil Spill?
The largest "accidental" marine oil spill in history may not have been an accident after all. There are several theories tied to the Deepwater Horizon explosion that resulted in the months-long release of more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf, but the involvement of oil-services provider Halliburton is a standout. Halliburton may have known about faulty cement used in the oil well, according to a U.S. commission investigating the incident. What's fishy is that days before the explosion, they finalized their purchase of Boots & Coots, a well-control company that ended up assisting in the spill relief efforts. Halliburton profited, while millions of sea animals lost their lives.