Two offshore oil workers were killed by Shell's negligence in September 2003. Yesterday a Sheriff fined them Â£900,000, hyped as the biggest North Sea safety fine ever.
Today Shell announced its 1st quarter profits for 2005: Â£2,910,000,000, equivalent to Â£22,453 per minute.
So the balance sheet reads:
2 dead men = 40 minutes profit.
(Also interesting to note that the fine is only newsworthy in the Scotland section of the BBC's site not the business section.)
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