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BP's Tony Hayward To Lose Control Of Gulf Operations

According to SkyNews, Tony Hayward, CEO of BP plc will lose control over the company’s operations in the Gulf of Mexico, the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told the news service that Hayward “is now handing over the operation to Bob Dudley.” Dudley is a managing director of BP. “It is clear Tony has made remarks that have upset people,” Mr Svanberg said.

For some time it looked like Svanberg, who had been aloof and out of sight during the catastrophe, has pushed Hayward out instead. It was Svanberg who upset a number of Americans by calling Gulf residents “little people”. Either way, Hayward’s days seem to be numbered.

Douglas A. McIntyre