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Timeline: Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Here is a look at BP since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, as the company faces paying a record U.S. criminal penalty under a plea bargain deal, sources say:April 20, 2010 - Explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig kills 11 workers. The rig is owned by Transocean Ltd and licensed to BP. Ten days later BP CEO Tony Hayward says the company takes full responsibility and will pay legitimate claims and the cost of the cleanup.June 22 - Hayward hands day-to-day control of spill operations to Managing Director Bob Dudley, having been criticized for his handling of the crisis including commenting that he would like his life back. BP later names Dudley as its next CEO.September 19 - BP permanently seals the leaking well.January 5, 2011 - White House oil spill commission says in a report BP and its partners made a series of cost-cutting decisions that ultimately contributed to the accident.April 20 - BP sues Transocean seeking at least $40 billion in damages and other costs...

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