Companies Say They are Owed Millions for BP Work

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New Orleans, LA (AP) - Several companies hired to help BP respond to
the massive oil spill claim the company or one of its subcontractors owes them millions of dollars for their work.

Ricky Myers, who owns Rhino Construction in Bay St. Louis, Miss., said Tuesday that BP contractor O'Brien's Response Management owes him $650,000 for his company's work on cleaning up beaches and barrier islands after the spill.

Myers said BP officials have assured him the company has paid what it owes O'Brien's, but other subcontractors say BP deserves some blame. Matthew Creel, who owns a Carriere, Miss.-based excavation company, said he is owed $60,000 and suspects BP is "trying to worm out of paying."

A spokesman for O'Brien's said he is looking into the companies'
claims and couldn't immediately comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by the more you have the more you want. Location: home uneployed on Feb 9, 2011 at 02:57 AM
    of coure they are owed. these oil companysare the greediest people on earth. i wonder how much bp still has in their pockets of the 20 billion they put up.i worked for thesepeople for 12 years. got layed off in 09 they tried all of 08 to run me off. they probly ran off 500 workers but i hung in hopeing things would get better. these companys knew what was fixing to hit america before it ever happenes. they are well connected.
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