The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico saga continues, and as such the disgraced CEO Tony Hayward is reported to be stepping down around October of this year.Â A source has told the Associated Press that the disgraced executive will be offered a job at a TNK-BP joint venture in Russia.
Could the United States be behind the exile? They have a laundry list of problems with the ousted CEO, as he has not been exactly eloquent in his dealings with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, heâ€™s rumored, or at least suspected of, having an involvement in the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
The US feels as if BP lobbied for the release of the terrorist, who bombed a PanAm flight and killed several Americans in Scotland. BP, under the direction of Tony Hayward, is said to have lobbied for the Libyanâ€™s release in order to obtain oil contracts in the country.
As the oil spill drama continues, the new CEO of BP will be Robert Dudley, an American executive who most recently took over the day-to-day operations at the Gulf after Tony Hayward said heâ€™d rather get his life back.