BP CEO Says He Is Sorry For Oil Spill

September 27, 2013 Updated May 30, 2010 at 9:56 PM EDT

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BP CEO Says He Is Sorry For Oil Spill

September 27, 2013 Updated May 30, 2010 at 9:56 PM EDT

(CNN) -- BP's CEO said Sunday he's sorry for the largest oil spill in U.S. history and the "massive disruption" it has caused the Gulf Coast, telling reporters the company hopes to corral most of the crude offshore.

"The first thing to say is I'm sorry," Tony Hayward said when asked what he would tell people in Louisiana, where heavy oil has already reached parts of the state's southeastern marshes.

"We're sorry for the massive disruption it's caused their lives. There's no one who wants this over more than I do. I would like my life back."

Hayward said the company is doing "everything we can to contain the oil offshore," but, "as far as I'm concerned, a cup of oil on the beach is a failure."

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