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  • Lord Browne’s Book Says Coming Out Good for Business (Audio)

    Lord John Browne, former chief executive officer of BP from 1995 to 2007, explains why coming out as LGBT is a constructive move for individuals in their careers and for the companies that employ them. That’s the central theme of his new book, “The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good Business.” Browne speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage."

  • Angels and Demons Vie for Momentum in Energy Transition

    For many years, Lord John Browne was the average person's favorite oilman.

  • Britain Confronts Gas Mother Lode With Fracking by Lord Browne

    An icy rain is pelting about 30 protesters who’ve converged at the gate of a natural gas drilling site near Manchester, England. On the other side of a fence topped with razor wire, a 10-story-high rig is boring into shale to determine if it’s suitable for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The demonstrators unfurl a banner: “Fracking will poison our children.”

  • How BP’s Browne Created Culture of Risk, Incompetence

    On April 20, 2010, BP ’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and injuring 17. During the next three months, 200 million gallons of oil gushed uncontrollably into the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the worst ecological disaster in U.S. history.

  • Government Should End University Fees Cap, Not Tax Graduates, Browne Says

    John Browne , the former chief executive officer of BP Plc asked to review U.K. university funding, rejected the option of a graduate tax and proposed removing the current cap on tuition fees.

  • Former BP Boss Browne May Buy Into Fairfield, Sunday Times Says

    A private-equity company run by John Browne, a former chief executive officer of BP Plc, is in advanced talks to buy as much as half of Fairfield Energy Ltd., a U.K.-based oil and gas business, the Sunday Times reported.

  • Europe to Spark Global Recession: Browne (Video)

    John Browne, senior economic consultant at Euro Pacific Capital Inc., talks about the outlook for Europe's sovereign debt crisis in 2012 and its possible impact on the global economy.

  • Russia Exit Heralds End of Browne’s BP as Production Dips

    BP Plc’s decision to consider selling out of its Russian venture signals the end for John Browne’s vision of a British driller able to challenge Exxon Mobil Corp. as the world’s largest publicly-traded oil producer.

  • Browne, Gershon on Final National Grid Chair Shortlist, Sky Says

    Outgoing Premier Farnell Plc Chairman Peter Gershon and former BP Plc Chief Executive Officer John Browne are the final two names on a shortlist for the chairmanship of the U.K.’s National Grid Plc , Sky reported , without attribution. A decision is likely to be made by the board within weeks, Sky said, without saying where it got the information.

  • Ex-BP Boss Browne May Get Government Role From Conservatives, Sky Reports

    John Browne , BP Plc’s former chief executive officer, has been approached by the U.K.’s Conservative Party about a position overseeing the implementation of policy, Sky News said, without citing anyone.

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