LONDON — BP PLC chief executive Tony Hayward said Sunday that he will not step down over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and predicted his company will recover from the disaster.
Hayward told BBC television's "Andrew Marr Show" that he would not quit, and he had the "absolute intention of seeing this through to the end."
"We are going to stop the leak. We're going to clean up the oil, we're going to remediate any environmental damage and we are going to return the Gulf coast to the position it was in prior to this event," Hayward said. "That's an absolute commitment, we will be there long after the media has gone, making good on our promises."