BP’s $499,999,864.72

Well, that’s a rough approximation, assuming they paid for the pizza. There was a lot of pizza, but most of the half billion dollars they have earmarked for “Gulf state universities investigating topics relevant to the safety of deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico” is still unaccounted for.

(Seriously, they have only committed about 10% as yet.)

As I mentioned, last week I was privileged, by virtue of association with the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas, to be invited to a presentation by two leading BP professionals. [more]