Tom Bower is the author of Oil: Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century a distinguished investigative historian, broadcaster, and journalist, as well as the author of several bestselling books about tycoons, politicians, intelligence, and post-war Europe.

Tony Hayward sunk himself with his media gaffes and poor political performances. Can Bob Dudley do better? Tom Bower on the challenge of rebuilding the company's badly tarred reputation.Tom Bower's new book, Oil: Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century, is out now.

CEO Tony Hayward was blindsided by the fury over the company’s role in the release of Abdel Basset al Megrahi—which former CEO John Browne took credit for. Tom Bower on what it means for the Gulf.

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf, the oil giant’s embattled CEO, Tony Hayward, is on an around-the-world tour to save his company and his reputation, but Tom Bower reports that he’s likely to be gone soon—and the company’s new plan to shift the blame.