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BP’s Tony Hayward passes the buck. BP’s Group Chief Executive Tony Hayward has transferred command of the Gulf of Mexico oil slick operations with immediate effect, reports NRK. BP Norway’s press contact Jan Eirik Geirmo tells The Foreigner he’s got no comment to make, and just refers to a company press release published today. “The response to the incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to be BP’s highest priority. Our commitment to the Gulf States is for the long-term. And that requires a more permanent sustainable organisation to see it through,” Hayward says.

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BP’s Tony Hayward passes the buck

Published on Wednesday, 23rd June, 2010 at 16:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 23rd June 2010 at 16:43.

BP’s Group Chief Executive Tony Hayward has transferred command of the Gulf of Mexico oil slick operations with immediate effect, reports NRK.

Tony Hayward, BP Group Chief Exec.
Tony Hayward, BP Group Chief Exec.
Photo: World Economic Forum


BP Norway’s press contact Jan Eirik Geirmo tells The Foreigner he’s got no comment to make, and just refers to a company press release published today.

“The response to the incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to be BP’s highest priority. Our commitment to the Gulf States is for the long-term. And that requires a more permanent sustainable organisation to see it through,” Hayward says.

Hayward is to be replaced by Mississippi-raised Bob Dudley, who’s been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the new organisation. He will report directly to Hayward.

BP’s Gulf States response activities, centred in the Unified Command with the Coast Guard in New Orleans will, in turn, report to Dudley.

The company says this in no way limits their available resources to clean up the spill, and meet the company’s commitments to restore the Gulf Coast.

The spill is the worst in US history, and 32 companies have filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s edict halting deepwater drilling for six months.

A court in Louisiana is currently considering the appeal.




Published on Wednesday, 23rd June, 2010 at 16:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 23rd June 2010 at 16:43.

This post has the following tags: bp, tony, hayward, deepwater, horizon, barack, president, obama, louisiana, gulf, mexico, bob, dudley.





  
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