BP claims that Transocean, the owner of the drilling rig, is responsible for the accident.
This is not the first time that BP has failed to take responsibility for safety failures. BP caused a major casualty in Texas in 2005 and avoided liability for it. The safety problems at BP are so bad that the US Department of Labor called BP's safety failures "systemic."
Will BP eventually pay for the disaster? Probably not.
Exxon was found guilty of the Valdez disaster and ordered to pay $5 billion in punitive damages. How much has Exxon paid? NOTHING! That's right, not a penny!
So, don't hold your breath for BP to pay. Let the finger pointing begin!