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Rep. Dingell Questions BP CEO

BP CEO Tony Hayward told Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) he doesn't know how much time was saved by taking some of the shortcuts that led to the explosion and oil leak.

He doesn'tremember how long more testing would have taken.

He doesn't remember how much money the tests would have cost.

He doesn'tknow if decisions to not install a lock-down sleeve were made to save time and money.

Dingell has asked for a whole lot of answers to be submitted to the record because Hayward couldn't answer them today.

Now for the response plan, Hayward says they had one last approved in June 2009. Dingell wants to know if MMS approved it, and if so, when. We'll have to wait on that...

Now the committee will go on recess for an hour (but before they went, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) argued Hayward wouldn't answer any of their questions, and suggested any one of them could do his job.)