Washington (CNN) - National Incident Commander Adm. Thad Allen sent a letter Thursday to BP Board Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg asking that he "and any appropriate officials from BP," meet June 16 with senior administration officials, including President Barack Obama.
Read Allen's letter to BP here [pdf].
UPDATE: A senior administration official confirms the BP meeting will take place next Wednesday at the White House.
While the letter doesn’t specifically mention controversial BP CEO Tony Hayward by name, the administration official said “the letter asks the Chairman to bring any appropriate [BP] officials to the meeting and we assume that includes the CEO.”
Haward is scheduled to testify before Congress the following day.
- CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian contributed to this report