WATCHING THE WORLD THREE EXITS, THREE STYLES
With David Knott from London In the last 2 weeks, three powerful individuals in the oil industry have left key positions. The most striking exit, of course, was by Robert Horton, chairman and chief executive of British Petroleum Co. plc (OGJ, July 6, p. 35). His ouster by fellow BP board members has been compared with the assassination of Julius Caesar. Like the emperor, he fell foul of predictions.