Sometimes it does cease to surprise me how oil firms (nationalized – Indian, Chinese, Russian ) or the MNCs engaged/associated with Oil( Chevrons, Shells) behave when they need to cover up. The lobbyists everywhere feel they can wriggle out of the mess they create with penalties and stand up and commit them again. This arrogance comes since the feeling is folks are dependent on them. Can you imagine these kind of statements in this day from regular technology or other kind of firm? Can middle men be removed? Our own bofors scandal is still fresh.
The statement of Lobbyist for chevron – ‘We Can’t Let Little Countries Screw Around With Big Companies’. I am sure the local firm is equally responsible as this could not have gone on without graft at local level. But the lawyers and lobbyists reek of arrogance.