The chief executive of BP, the UK-based energy company, will face a grilling over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico when he meets US government officials in Washington DC on Wednesday.

Tony Hayward has been on a charm offensive, saying his company will pay for the massive clean-up operation that is under way.

But bad weather is preventing the clean up effort from continuing at pace.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds took a flight over the oil slick, which is still being by fed by the leaking Deepwater Horizon well-head.

Source: Al Jazeera