July 30th, 2010
09:50 AM ET

Incoming BP boss to discuss long-term recovery for the Gulf

CNN Wire Staff

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Incoming BP CEO Bob Dudley sought to reassure jittery Gulf of Mexico residents Friday that the massive British corporation will not abandon them once the ruptured well responsible for the oil disaster has been permanently sealed.

Dudley, currently the company's managing director, stressed during a visit to Mississippi that BP has made a "long-term commitment" to the region. "We'll be here for years," he said.

The spill has been a "catastrophe" and a "real wake-up call for change," he said. We have to "treat it as an opportunity to change for the better."

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  1. B. R. Williams

    I think that they will say what is necessary to achieve their goal. His job is to make money, not friends. B,P.'s board decided how much they would pay 24 hrs after the accident, and everything since then has been rhetoric.. I wonder if there will be a tax break for their loss.

    August 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  2. paul s

    Get it right its B.P America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  3. J.V.Hodgson

    AC the coverage with Randi Kaye continues to be negative and Now Nungesser is not happy with Thad allens decisions.
    Todays coverage on TV was from my perspective unfair to Allen, NOAA and BP, choose any order you like.
    The facts are in the Keep reading bit which it seems to me 90% of your contributors dont read, andonly see Randi and Nungesser ranting, and do not even believe what Dudley a Missipian American says either.
    When it gets that bad you have something to Randi and AC to keep this story alive, I f nungesser is right re oil inshore and NOAA and Allen wrong, do your bit as CNN and come up with a program that balances the views not just gives at least a t broadcsat time the Nungessr Randi one sided view. The Dudley speech Hazmat excerpt clip was a mischevious quote in my opinion.
    The previous three comments display much emotion and little justifiable fact, but we can agree it is, was, and remains, a disaster of the first order and the inshore clean up is now much more important than the stopped leak for many years as Dudley says!!

    July 31, 2010 at 5:58 am |
  4. Rhoxie

    After the revelation that the oil is "almost gone", I'm beginning to wonder just what has been promised to Thad Allen. Will it be a job with BP? It seems he is not standing up to BP, but caving in, leaving the Gulf of Mexico to its own fate, while he goes on to bigger and better things.

    July 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  5. Moon

    Thank You Anderson for being so diligent in your continued news with BP in the Gulf.

    July 30, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  6. Moon

    What about BP's responsibility in Alaska? They have had numerous oil leaks and taken no responsibility to date.

    July 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  7. Lisa Marie

    I also applaud all the work you have done regarding the Gulf and B.P.

    On your show last evening I notice a marked difference in how the Gulf matter was portrayed, not a top news story and the information given seemed to side with B.P. such as the contention that the oil is not as bad as originally thought to be. This is an unprecedented disaster and B.P. has been lying to the American public since the beginning (photo-shopping images of the leak and endless other lies). Please Anderson, you are one of the only correspondents that has actually taken on this evil corporation please don't give in now. If anyone thinks this spill is not a big deal Google Matthew Simmons, Ocean Energy Institute Founder and listen to what this man has to say. B.P. is LYING to the American public and at this moment the oil is still coming out in huge amounts. IT'S A COVER UP.

    July 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  8. Richard, SF

    Anderson, you should win awards for your coverage of the Gulf. Thank you for all who have been insulted and outraged by the actions of BP. Keep BP honest! Alyeska is next.

    July 30, 2010 at 12:40 pm |