"We effectively work for the government here," says Bob Dudley, BP's (BP) lead exec in the Gulf...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

"We effectively work for the government here," says Bob Dudley, BP's (BP) lead exec in the Gulf of Mexico. From new directives daily to a $75,000 non-itemized bill for a one-day visit by VP Biden, the White House is now in control of both BP's checkbook and resources in the Gulf.