Page last updated at 17:28 GMT, Thursday, 17 June 2010 18:28 UK

BP 'cut corner after corner' says US Congressman


BP chief executive Tony Hayward has been told by the US Congress his firm ignored dangers when drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

House committee on energy and commerce chairman Henry Waxman said BP's "complacency" before the 20 April rig explosion had been "astonishing".

He added that BP had ''cut corner after corner'' and the Gulf coast was now ''paying the price''.

READ MORE: Congress tells Hayward BP ignored oil well dangers


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific