This is a whopper.
Shokri Ghanem, the head of Libya’s national oil company, responding to concerns over the environmental impacts of deep-water drilling in European Union waters in 2007:
"You don’t stop flying because of a plane crash," said Ghanem, who signed the 2007 deal with Mr Hayward in the presence of Tony Blair, then UK prime minister.
And the cherry on the cake is probably this:
"In the event of a disaster off Libya, BP said it had 'detailed contingency plans in place, a multitiered response'."