BP: Hayward to testify at House hearing July 17

HOUSTON (BestGrowthStock) – BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward will testify before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee June 17, a company spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee invited Hayward to testify at the hearing, which would focus on BP Plc’s role in the April 20 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the continued oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

It will be Hayward’s first appearance at a congressional hearing on the disaster. BP America President Lamar McKay, who oversee’s the London-based oil giant’s U.S. operations, had been its top representative at previous hearings.

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(Reporting by Kristen Hays, editing by Jackie Frank)

BP: Hayward to testify at House hearing July 17