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has still not decided whether to sue partner

Anadarko Petroleum

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as a result of the Gulf of Mexico spill, according to a published media report.


Wall Street Journal

reports that BP has not yet taken a decision on whether to sue Anadarko for allegedly shirking responsibility for its share of the liabilities following America's worst environmental disaster. "A decision hasn't been taken", BP spokesman Andrew Gowers told

the Journal.

However, the

Sunday Telegraph

newspaper, citing a "senior BP source," reports that legal action is likely against Anadarko, which owns 25% of the failed BP well.

With the oil spill now in its sixty-second day, relations between BP and Anadarko have become increasingly tense. On Friday, for example, Anadarko CEO James Hackett

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launched a withering attack on BP.

In a statement Hackett said that the tragedy was preventable and slammed BP's "reckless decisions and actions."

"BP's behavior and actions likely represent gross negligence or willful misconduct," added Hackett, in his statement.

BP CEO Tony Hayward also attracted a barrage of criticism this weekend when he

took time off to attend a yacht race off the coast of England.

Hayward, who testified before Congress this week, has been described as

"the most hated man in America"

as a result of BP's role in the oil disaster.

Oil has been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months since the

explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig

, and BP has proved unable to contain the growing environmental catastrophe.

-- Reported by James Rogers in New York

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