Jun 18, 2010 4:20 PM by Melissa Canone
LONDON (AP) - The chairman of BP says embattled chief executive
Tony Hayward is being relieved of day-to-day responsibility for
managing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
According to the transcript of an interview with Sky News
television released Friday, chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg says that
Hayward "is now handing over the operations, the daily operations
to (BP Managing Director) Bob Dudley."
It comes a day after Hayward's grilling by a House committee.
Hayward's refusal to answer lawmakers' questions, claiming that he
was out of the loop, left many committee members furious.
BP had announced June 4 that Dudley would lead the long-term
response to the oil spill once the leak had been stopped.
A BP spokesman in Houston, Tristan Vanhegan, says the "board
still has confidence in Tony."