Greenwire: Document shows BP made risky decisions in Gulf to save time.

The companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill made several risky decisions to save time — and consequently money — ahead of the disaster, according to a document that was pulled at the last minute from a presentation of the president’s oil spill commission earlier this month.  The document (pdf) obtained by Greenwire shows BP PLC, Halliburton Co. and Transocean Ltd. made a series of 11 unnecessary decisions that may have increased the chances of disaster. The findings paint a harsher picture than statements made by the panel’s chief counsel during a recent presentation that workers onshore and on the drilling rig didn’t cut corners on safety to save money. And it may be a harbinger of stronger findings in the panel’s final conclusions due out in January. More . . .