NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The newly named CEO of BP says his top
priority is sealing its blown oil well for good and cleaning and
restoring the Gulf of Mexico.
Bob Dudley said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday he
does not expect any more oil to gush into the Gulf as BP PLC moves
to permanently plug the well with cement after capping it nearly
two weeks ago.
Dudley is taking over Oct. 1 from Tony Hayward, who was forced
to go by public and political anger in the United States over the
Dudley, who grew up partly on the Gulf, will be the first
American to lead London-based BP.
He told ABC he plans to change the company culture and make sure
checks and balances are in place to prevent a repeat of the
disaster. It started with an April 20 explosion that destroyed the
leased oil rig Deepwater Horizon, killing 11 workers.
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