BP's new CEO Bob Dudley has received a warm welcome in the U.S. press, in large part because he's an American born and raised near the Gulf. While Dudley's local roots may help soothe some nerves in the disaster-stricken region, it's only a matter of time before the harsh realities of the worst oil spill in American history come to the fore.
U.S. authorities ordered vessels working at the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico to evacuate the area on Thursday evening as Tropical Storm Bonnie approached.
The rig drilling a well to intercept BP%u2019s (BP) ruptured Macondo well will also be temporarily moved, Ret. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said, according to The Wall Street Journal.
BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg should probably skip Mardi Gras next year after insisting that the oil company responsible for the worst spill in U.S. history really does care about "the small people."