BP CEO says Gulf oil-slick is �tiny� when compared to a �big ocean�

New York, May 15 : The chief executive of BP, Tony Hayward, has shamelessly tried to extenuate his company? s colossal mistake by saying that the oil-slick in the Gulf of Mexico is ?relatively tiny? when compared to the ?very big ocean?.

The Gulf oil-spill has the makings of the biggest ecological disaster in US history. Its devastating ramifications will be borne by the aquatic life in the area for years to come, experts say.

"The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume," Fox News quoted an impenitent Hayward as saying.

U. S. officials estimate that at least 5,000 barrels of oil per day are leaking from a pipeline more than 5,000 feet deep that was damaged more than three weeks ago by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, which later sunk.

Eleven workers died in the disaster.

Hayward told The Guardian that BP would "fix" the disaster, "We will fix it. I guarantee it," he told the newspaper. "The only question is we do not know when." (ANI)