Byline: Ruth Sunderland
Top financial writer Ruth Sunderland, who returns to the Mail as Associate City Editor, looks at the hard road ahead for BP now that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has finally been killed.
BP has no choice but to change, Bob Dudley told City analysts in recent meetings ahead of his elevation to chief executive of the oil giant next month.
If his predecessor Tony Hayward deserves a booby prize for blundering, then Dudley takes the medal for understatement.
When he settles into his seat at BP's palatial offices in St James's, he will be confronted by one of the most forcity midable in-trays in corporate history.
Even the permanent cap on the Macondo well that pumped oil …