BP CEO Denies Responsibility for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, located off the coast of Louisiana and under lease to British Petroleum (BP), resulted in the worst oil spill in U.S. history. In a May 3, 2010, interview, BP CEO Tony Hayward places blame for the accident on the owner of the drilling platform, although he promises that BP will clean up the mess.