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Tony Hayward (BP's CEO)--Stripped of US Duties.

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posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 08:05 AM

British Petroleum's (BP) Chief Executive Officer, Tony Hayward, has been relieved from his duties in the US, BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg says.

BP executives have reportedly chosen top official, Bob Dudley to replace Hayward as their point man in America.

Hayward is "now handing over the operations, the daily operations to (BP Managing Director) Bob Dudley," Svanberg told the British broadcaster, Sky News.

This comes after Hayward was grilled on Capitol Hill over the oil company's handling of the disaster.

US lawmakers showed their frustration with Hayward after his refusal to give clear-cut answers about the cause of the oil spill.

Experts say that despite different methods tried by BP to plug the flow, 35 to 60 thousand barrels of oil a day are still spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.

The massive leak began on April 20, when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 workers.

Americans widely blame rig owner BP and the US government for what they have described as a sluggish response to the disaster.


Hmm, seems Hayward has put a nail in his coffin? It's about time they removed this incompetent ass from running the show.

Thoughts ATS?


[edit on 6/19/2010 by tothetenthpower]

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 08:22 AM
Just seems like a way of shirking even more responsibility

The new guys :"well it wasn't us who screwed it up, and the last guys didn't even admit it was anything to do with them"

So who was actually responsible then?! Noone seems to know, rather worrying

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 08:24 AM
Aww, well maybe now he can go back to his nice, quiet life again. Hope he saved some of his millions in bonuses! Oh wait...he still HAS a job...they just don't want him motormouthing in about this anymore?

A few weeks ago, they were saying that they were putting a new CEO in his place to run American operations or some such thing. If I find the source I'll post it here.

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 08:26 AM
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