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July 28th, 2010
09:31 AM ET

Incoming BP CEO thinks, but 'can't guarantee,' oil flow has ended

CNN Wire Staff

BP's CEO-in-waiting Bob Dudley says the July 15 well capping may have ended oil flow from sunken well

BP's CEO-in-waiting Bob Dudley says the July 15 well capping may have ended oil flow from sunken well

One hundred days after an oil well operated by BP ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico, and 13 days after crews finished capping the well to contain the previously-gushing crude, the company's incoming Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley says the worst may be over.

"I think - no guarantees - but I believe there will be no more oil flowing into the Gulf as of the 15th of July," Dudley told CNN's "American Morning" on Wednesday.

Dudley, who BP elevated Tuesday to replaced current Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward on October 1, said resolving the crisis is "the single-highest priority for BP going forward."

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