A substance is seen smeared on the sign of a BP gas station along Houston Street in New York

 
A substance is seen smeared on the sign of a BP gas station along Houston Street in New York
A substance is seen smeared on the sign of a BP gas station along Houston Street in New York June 1, 2010. BP faced a grim future as its failure to stop a Gulf of Mexico oil spill prompted a plunge in the energy giant's shares and the Obama administration opened a criminal investigation. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (United States - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY DISASTER)