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St. Pete Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman on the BP oil disaster

07/27/10 Robert Lorei
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BP's outgoing Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward said today that the Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster represents a failure for the entire deep water oil and gas drilling industry, not just for BP alone.

Hayward told investment professionals in a web cast (and quoted by CNN), "The industry needs to re-evaluate safety". His comments came after the BP board announced it would replace him October 1 with Robert Dudley, the head of the company's U.S. Gulf cleanup effort.

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