By Andrew Restuccia - 04/20/11 03:10 PM EDT
One year after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP CEO Robert Dudley promised Wednesday to work to "strengthen safety and risk management" at the company.
Dudley's comments, which were posted on BP's Facebook page, come on the one-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig that resulted in the deaths of 11 men and the dumping of 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Here's Dudley's full statement:
"Today marks the first anniversary of the tragic accident on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven men died in the accident and our thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues particularly today. We also remember those who were injured and affected in other ways by the accident and the subsequent oil spill. We are committed to meet our obligations to those affected by this tragedy and we will continue our work to strengthen safety and risk management across BP. But most of all today, we remember 11 fellow workers and we deeply regret the loss of their lives."