FILE - In this May 24, 2010 file photo, BP PLC CEO Tony Hayward, center, speaks at a news conference on Fourchon Beach in Port Fourchon, La. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal ... more 
FILE - In this May 24, 2010 file photo, BP PLC CEO Tony Hayward, center, speaks at a news conference on Fourchon Beach in Port Fourchon, La. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government's point man on the disaster, said Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, BP's well "is effectively dead." A permanent cement plug sealed BP's well nearly 2.5 miles below the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico, five agonizing months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Patrick Semansky, File
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