BP shuts down US oil field
The shut down has caused price spikes and concern among those following the oil markets. Although I don't know that it should be a source of embarrassment for BP, as the NY Times calls it, but rather a smart move considering they're doing a little preventive action (even if it is a little on the late side) to take care of a problem. Sure it'll be inconvenient for a bit, but it might be better than having a few pipelines burst due to lack of proper maintenance.
Via The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and The New York Times (and there's a bunch of other places that caught on to this story, just google it.)