MEXICO city, Sep 30 – RIA Novosti. British oil company BP has criticized released in the US, “Deepwater horizon”, dedicated to the accident at the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico that occurred in 2010.
“The movie Deepwater Horizon is a Hollywood version of a tragic and severe accident. This is not an accurate account of the events that led to the accident, our employees or the spirit of our company. In fact, he ignores the conclusions of the official investigation, according to which the accident occurred as a result of numerous mistakes made by several companies,” said senior BP Vice-President for communications and public Affairs Geoff Morrell (Geoff Morrell) to the statement on the website of the company.
The company also notes that released in six and a half years after the accident, the film does not reflect all done by BP after the fire works.
The premiere of the disaster movie “Deep water horizon” took place in the Russian box office this week. The film is directed by Peter Berg, among the actors — mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich and Kurt Russell.
The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010 turned the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. To stop the oil leak it was possible only by 4 August 2010. The accident killed 11 people in the Gulf of Mexico spilled nearly five million barrels of crude oil. BP estimated the total pretax cost of the disaster at 61.6 billion.