facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

BP investigating internal corruption

March 15, 2012 at 7:03 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, March 15 (UPI) -- British oil company BP said it "always" investigates allegations of conflict of interest, after a whistleblower claimed evidence of bribery in the company.

A whistleblower identified by The Daily Telegraph newspaper in London as a "BP employee" alleges in a letter sent to the newspaper that a "serious case of bribery and corruption" has occurred within the company's tanker chartering division.

The letter states that tankers were chartered under preferential terms in exchange for cash payments to a senior BP employee.

"With the above information we expect you to take all necessary action to protect the shareholders' interests and safeguard BP's reputation for anti-corruption and bribery," a copy of the letter, also sent to BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley, reads.

A spokesman for the energy company told the newspaper it received a copy of the letter a week ago and was investigating the claims.

"BP conducts its business to the highest ethical standards," the spokesman said. "We take all allegations of this sort extremely seriously and always investigate them."

Topics: Bob Dudley
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Hershey's new logo launched, compared to emoji poop
2
The 'Home of the Whopper' to keep headquarters in U.S.
3
Canadian media must broadcast official emergency notifications
4
France receives upgraded aerial tanker
5
Kurds raise oil funds for refugees
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback