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New CEO takes reigns of BP

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UNDATED (WKOW) -- A new man will take over as chief of British Petroleum.

At midnight Thursday night, Bob Dudley becomes the new chief executive.

He replaces Tony Hayward, who came under fire for his handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Earlier this week, Dudley said the company will create a new risk and safety division as part of its attempt to repair its public image.

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