Official: BP CEO Hayward Being Replaced Over Spill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A senior U.S. government official says BP
Chief Executive Tony Hayward, under fire for his handling of the
Gulf oil spill, is being replaced.

An official announcement could come as early as Monday. The
official, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because that
announcement had not been made, was briefed on the decision by a
senior BP official late last week.

The official did not know who would replace Hayward or when it
would happen. One of the most likely successors is BP Managing
Director Bob Dudley, who is currently overseeing the British
company's spill response.

BP's board would have to approve a change in company leadership.

Hayward has made several gaffes, most notably wishing to have
his "life back" and going to a yacht race while oil washed up on
Gulf shores.

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