Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Meet Bob Dudley, the New Face of BP During the Oil Spill Crisis

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This week, for the first time since the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill began in the Gulf of Mexico seven weeks ago, "BP's point man on the clean-up," Bob Dudley stepped onto Louisiana's shores and looked at the devastation, reports CBS. He has replaced BP CEO Tony "I'd like my life back" Hayward as the face of BP during this crisis, according to the Daily Beast and other news sources.

The announcement came Friday, June 4. A longer article about Hayward's decision to shift his attention to "keeping the petroleum giant’s main business running smoothly" is posted at The Guardian, "BP hives off 'toxic' Gulf spill operation to dilute anti-British feeling in US."

The CBS video at the beginning of this post shows Hayward touring the coast with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. I saw Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser on Anderson Cooper last night on CNN talking about his meeting with Dudley. Blogger Pundita saw the same show and has a transcript.

And here is June 1 video of Dudley explaining cap work to CNN before it was announced he's taking over in the U.S. as spokesperson for BP. Its CEO Hayward seemed to engender anger toward the company almost whenever he opened his mouth. However, we haven't heard the last of Hayward. Next week he'll testify before Congress about the spill for the first time.

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

Unfortunately, New Face, Same Sh*t. Now is BP attempting to slough off the bad feelings and PR to anti-British feeling in the U.S.?!? I guess it has nothing to do with the unstemmed (okay, somewhat stemmed) oil gushing up in the Gulf and washing up on U.S. and Mexico shores, and damage and havoc it's reeking on the environment and economies. Sheesh!!!

Thanks, Nordette, for keeping an ongoing watch of this unparalleled disaster coming up on the shores.