BP chief Hayward set to resign

Written by Reuters | Moscow | Updated: Jun 30 2010, 04:07am hrs
Russias top energy official said he expected BPs chief executive Tony Hayward to resign soon and that Russian officials would be told the name of his successor at a meeting in Moscow later on Monday.

We know that Tony Hayward is leaving his position and he will introduce his successor, Igor Sechin told reporters ahead of a meeting with Hayward. Sechin, who is deputy prime minister and board chairman at Russias biggest oil company, Rosneft, was responding to a question asking about the subject matter of the meeting. A London spokesman for the British oil company said: Tony Hayward remains chief executive officer. No change to that position is under discussion. Haywards visit to Moscow, the first since BPs April oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to address Kremlins worries over the companys Russian operations.