FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2011 file photo, BP PLC's CEO Bob Dudley speaks at a news conference at their headquarters in London, announcing it is resuming dividend payouts for the first time since the ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2011 file photo, BP PLC's CEO Bob Dudley speaks at a news conference at their headquarters in London, announcing it is resuming dividend payouts for the first time since the Gulf of Mexico offshore oil spill disaster. It's hard to tell that just a year ago BP was reeling from financial havoc and an American public out for blood. The oil giant at the center of one of the world's biggest environmental crises is making strong profits again, its stock has largely rebounded, and it is paying dividends to shareholders once more. It is also pursuing new ventures from the Arctic to India. It is even angling to explore again in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where it holds more leases than any competitor. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alastair Grant, File
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 2:19 PM EDT