With BP having recently assumed the role of pariah, at least one business partner is taking pains to distance itself from the maligned oil giant. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. owns a quarter of BP’s blown-out rig in the Gulf of Mexico, but company spokesmen say it’s not to blame for the deadly explosion that led to the oil spill devastating the region. "The mounting evidence clearly demonstrates that this tragedy was preventable and the direct result of BP's reckless decisions and actions," Anadarko Chairman and CEO Jim Hackett said on Friday. The statement came after some lawmakers suggested that Anadarko should help cover the cost of the staggering cleanup and spill-related claims, the Associated Press reports. "We recognize that ultimately we have obligations under federal law related to the oil spill," Hackett continued, "but will look to BP to continue to pay all legitimate claims as they have repeatedly stated that they will do."