BP CEO: 'I'd like my life back'

BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward told reporters Sunday that he was sorry for the massive Gulf oil spill and hopes to have his life back soon.

The Times of London said in a Tuesday story that Hayward, whose clip was played over and over on U.S. cable news outlets Monday, "was facing a groundswell of popular anger after making a new gaffe."

That came when he was asked by reporters about how he would respond to residents of Louisiana.

"The first thing to say is 'I'm sorry,'" Hayward said. "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 trying to contain oil offshore. "As far as I'm concerned, a cup of oil on the beach is a failure," he said.

"What we're not faced with is a complete line of oil coming at us. It's more like guerrilla insurgency, if I can use military jargon," Hayward said. "And what we need to do is have a rapid response capability to get it as we identify it, rather than have it come onto the shore or onto the marsh."